During July and August of 2017, Creative Art Works’ Youth Apprentices painted public art at five locations in Manhattan and The Bronx. Both the art and our young artists are larger than life. A roving team of young documentarians captured their creative process to tell the stories and reveal the experiences of our Youth Apprentices.

"Speak Out"
by Imagine4
This moving video about the creation of two polyptychs created to brighten the waiting area of the New York County Family Court examines the theme of home and family through interviews with Youth Apprentices and a Family Court Judge.

"Parallel Journeys"
by Supreme Productions
In this "audacious" short video, the film-makers stop to turn the camera on themselves as they learn to ropes of documentary making while trying to tell the story of a group of inexperienced Youth Apprentices trying to paint a mural for the PAL Longwood Center in the South Bronx.

"Time is of the Essence"
by Black House Productions
The the daunting-size (1665 sq. ft.) of the south-facing wall of Louis Brandeis High School Campus on the Upper East Side challenges Youth Apprentices to complete an ambitious public mural in just five weeks.

"Harlem Harmony"
by Saucy Productions
This short video tells the story of Creative Art Works' five-year relationship with PAL and our most recent public mural for PAL Harlem Center.

"200 Vesey Street"
by the Mockernauts
A video about the creation of four large paintings on the theme of "Collective Ambition" for RBC Capital Markets touches on the difficulty of assimilating multiple points of view into a cohesive work of art.

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