The Rock Island Art Guild provided funding to the Azibuike program at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Rock Island over the summer.
For three weeks in July of 2021, Azubuike provided art instruction for kids attending the summer program at the Martin Luther King Center in Rock Island. Local artist Gwen Ballard Patton taught two classes on Tuesdays from 1:00-3:00 p.m. for nine and ten-year-olds, and two classes on Wednesdays from 1:00-3:00 p.m. for seven and eight-year-olds.
The kids created and customized portfolios from corrugated cardboard, then created artwork to go inside their portfolios. Their work went home with them at the end of the summer program. Read more about the project on the Rock Island Art Guild’s Facebook page >>

A summer program student works on her art project at the Azibuike session.


Students with their finished portfolio