THE MINISTRY

One Passion
Devoted, artistic teachers fueling the creative desires of their students.

One Vision
Providing a place where students can experience the love of Christ and discover their purpose while honing their artistic skills and participating in an active like minded community.

One Voice
Giving each student a chance to be heard. One voice is all it takes. One voice with a message, a desire and an opportunity.

One Solution.pdf (The Purpose of Urban Arts)

 

THE PROGRAMS

After-School Programs
The after school program is open to elementary through high school students and is offered at no cost.  We offer classes in music, drama, dance and art.  Our devoted teachers aim to provide artistic instruction and desire to nurture each child's inspiration to grow in the arts regardless of their level of experience.  The students will work together in each class creating material for either a performance or an art show at the end of the semester.  The after school program is designed to create a safe learning environment for the inner city children of Detroit who are passionate about the arts.

Summer Camps
During the summer months of June and July, Urban Arts provides weekly performing and visual art camps for elementary, middle and high school students.  The students are introduced to each artistic element: art, music, drama, and dance.  Over the duration of the week, they work on creating material for the final performance.  Lunch and a snack are served daily. A dinner and the final performance is held on Friday which provides an opportunity for the students to share what they have learned with their family and the community.

 

THE PEOPLE

Katie Beth Hostetter Artistic Director, Co-Founder
Ms. Hostetter holds a Master's in Interpretive Speech and a Bachelor's in Youth Ministry from Pensacola Christian College in Forida.  She has had a number of years of teaching experience at both the college and high school levels.  Katie Beth developed a violin program at a private school in Maryland and directed numerous youth plays for the school over the last 7 years.  She enjoys playing the violin, acting and traveling.  In the late 1990's, Katie Beth felt a burden to start a performing arts program for at-risk children.  She is now pursuing that burden by running Urban Arts in Detroit, Michigan.

Renee Mulliniks Co-founder

Mrs. Mulliniks received her Bachelor of Music degree from Belmont University where she majored in Commercial Voice.  She has written, recorded and performed original muisc in the Detroit and Nashville areas.  Renee is currently running a piano and voice studio where she teaches.  After leading an arts camp in Detroit during the summer of 2007, Renee's heart was burdened to work with the inner city children on a more consistant basis.  She joined Katie Beth Hostetter and the two developed Urban Arts.

Linda Hostetter Art Teacher
Mrs. Hostetter has a lifetime of experience teaching children all over the world. We are honored to have her write the art curriculum for the school year and summer camps.  She also volunteers her summers to teach during all of the summer camp weeks. She holds a B.A. in Elementary Education from Michigan State University and two Masters in special education. She has previously worked for the State Department of Education in Jackson, MS.  She and her husband currently reside in Charlotte, NC.

 

Nancy Zott Choreographer
Information coming soon!