Community Folk Art Center : Creative Arts Kids Club/March On!

Creative Arts Kids Club
Kids Class: Creative Arts Kids Club
Ages: 5-11
Day: Saturday
Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Community Folk Art Center
Phone: 315.442.2230
Address: 805 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13210

Class Schedule: November 1, 8, 15, 22 December 6
Registration Cost: $45.00 per session (5 weeks) or $10.00 per class

This integrative experience offers children ages 5-11 the opportunity to engage with art on a multidisciplinary level through visits to the Herbert T. Williams Gallery to explore the various artistic, cultural and historical themes of CFAC exhibitions and collections. Students will learn how to think critically, express ideas and create art, while learning basic concepts such as line, shape, color and composition. Students will compose a portfolio of projects in each 5-week session and have an opportunity to display their work at the end of the program.

The Community Folk Art Center is a branch of the African American Studies Department in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University. CFAC is a vibrant cultural and artistic hub committed to the promotion and development of artists of the African Diaspora. The mission of the center is to exalt cultural and artistic pluralism by collecting, exhibiting, teaching and interpreting the visual & expressive arts.
Public programming includes exhibitions, film screenings, gallery talks, workshops and courses in the studio arts, including dance and ceramics.

For further information about the Creative Arts Kids Club and other children’s classes at the Community Folk Art Center please contact Qiana Williams at 315.442.2573 or via email at

March On!
Artist: London Ladd
Exhibition: September 13 – December 13, 2008
Opening Reception: September 27, 2008
Time: 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Book Signing: September 27, 2008
Time: 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Location: CFAC Corridor
Admission: FREE

The Community Folk Art Center is proud to have on exhibition works by local resident and Syracuse University alum, London Ladd. Works featured in this exhibition are the original paintings from the illustrated children’s book, March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed The World written by Christine King Farris. March On! Commemorates the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s historical “I Have a Dream” speech on August 28 1963. The book is filled with beautiful, vivid illustrations chronicling the 24 hours leading up to Dr. King delivering the speech that changed the world through the eyes of his older sister, Christine King Farris.
London Ladd, a lifelong resident of Syracuse, started drawing in his late teens and has developed a painting style that is reminiscent of traditional artist.

Influenced by great artists such as N.C. and Andrew Wyeth, John Singer Sargeant, Burt Silverman, and Frank Schoonover. With a diversified subject matter due to his multi-racial background, London’s painterly style seeps through each piece. Most of Ladd’s work is created with acrylic paint in his studio.

His work has been displayed at the Everson Museum and the Syracuse Jazz Fest. London has also worked with various recording artists illustrating CD covers. He has completed a mural for the Cultural Resource Council depicting the Rev. Jermain Loguen, an abolitionist who helped escaped slave to freedom in the Underground Railroad.

Most recently London was hired by Marshall Cavendish Publications to illustrate a book by award-winning author Carole Boston Weatherford.