In addition to offering skateboard instruction, Skateistan Cambodia aims to establish weekly art instruction as a creative supplement and tool for self-expression, empowerment and community involvement.
Skateistan’s art classes provide students with an atmosphere of creative exploration, artistic education, and most importantly – fun! Recently we held a morning art class for our neighborhood skateboarding students. This time around the art curriculum focused on learning about the different components of a skateboard, from the different mechanical parts to the idea of a skateboard graphic. The children then designed and drew their very own graphic complete with their name. The students chose their own color schemes for their boards and wheels, cut and pasted their boards together, all while learning both the Khmer and English vocabulary words along the way. Their recent skateboard creations, along with future art projects, will visually liven up our Skateistan Cambodia headquarters and will truly make Skateistan Cambodia a community space in which to Skate and Create!
To help continue to reach and teach students through the arts at Skateistan Cambodia please visit http://www.betterplace.org/en/projects/6233-skateistan-cambodia and specifically click on “Art supplies” in the right-hand margin to make a monetary donation of any denomination. 100% of all proceeds go directly to the purchase of art materials and supplies to run the art program. Your support is much appreciated!