Heather Wirth launched Artmobile in 2010. Photo courtesy of Columbus Alive!
Alumna Heather Wirth (Associate 2000-2002) was recently featured in weekly Columbus Alive! for her new business initiative Artmobile, a traveling art education group that brings art to children across Columbus.
On Artmobile’s website, Wirth writes,“I had this idea for a program that would operate as a classroom on wheels, bringing weekly art instruction and supplies to elementary and middle school aged children.”
“Composed of a staff of local artisans operating on a volunteer basis, the Artmobile gives kids the opportunity to learn the basics of studio arts- everything from charcoal and pastel drawing to ceramics to mixed media projects. In addition to hands-on classes, local artists from the Columbus community would also visit to speak about their chosen profession, giving an insight to what life is like for a painter, a sculptor, a glass artist, etc.”
This month, Wirth will move classes to a basement studio in her home and start additional after-school classes at Columbus International High School and Fifth Avenue Alternative Elementary.