During the first week of February, 2017, Design Your Neighborhood kicks back into gear with another three month creative program. The program is excited to announce it’s new location headquarters at Bitter Lake Community Center. Leading the program we have returning teaching artist Satpreet Kahlon. Gwen Wessels is our returning Seattle Parks and Rec. organizer.
Design Your Hood draws its power from the students involved. This program includes students from multiple schools in the area between 8th and 10th grade. Although few of the students were previously acquainted, many have been utilizing Bitter Lakes Community Center for many years. The class curriculum focuses on exploring the community and greater Seattle area, understanding the student’s ambitions as artists and designers, fostering the skills necessary to make a lasting impact, and transforming the Community Center’s “teen room” into a space for students to grow.