Program Details

25 middle-school to high-school-aged participants will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis to participate in a fun winter program for learning and creative expression.

Dates & Times: Orientation February 13th, 2021 at 10 a.m.

                         Art program starts Saturday, February 20th for 5 weeks on
                               Saturdays at 9:30-10:30 a.m.

                         ShopTalk program starts Monday, March 22nd for 3 weeks on
                               Wednesdays at 5:15-6:45 p.m.

                         Final Celebratory Wrap-up Class on Saturday, April 10 at 10 a.m.

Weekly Participation: Participants will complete between 1-2 hours of combined Zoom instruction plus supervised independent project work. Participants are encouraged to share their project results!


In the Art Section, participants will create artwork as part of the “Vision Board” or “Collage for Justice” art project (some materials provided) that will help them learn how to give voice to their concerns.

In the ShopTalk Section, participants will have organic conversations that would typically be held in a barber shop or nail salon but with moderators on a certain topic with some guided structure.

All participants will receive a $150 stipend at the end of the program, which is ultimately theirs to be used for whatever they desire.  

Each Student is required to have an electronic device and Internet access to participate throughout the duration of the program. Schedule details and Zoom invitations will be sent to participants before the start of the program.

Classes will be conducted by qualified instructors, trained in the subject of the day.

Supplied materials will be distributed to the participants, or other arrangements can be made.

We are looking forward to a fun and safe winter of learning and creativity!
We hope you will join us!

This program would not be possible without the community partnership between Off The Pews, The Hyde Park Arts Center., and the Sunshine Gospel Ministries.

To register please us the button below to send your child's name(s) via email to Off The Pews. You will receive a permission slip in response. Return the completed permission slip, and your student will be all set!


Off The Pews: Faith in Action could not provide these programs without the support of generous donors. If you would like to support this program, please make a donation today!

Thank you!