February 08, 2019

Genesis Open highlights TGR Learning Lab Student Artists

As Genesis Open guests enjoy competition between some of the world’s best golfers, student talent will also be on display in the Riviera Clubhouse throughout the tournament. In the fall of 2018 while 7-12 grade students enrolled in our TGR Learning Lab Expanded Learning Program explored college and career opportunities many rose to the challenge of our inaugural graphic design competition.

Throughout the seven-week after school program students in the graphic design class learned to combine their creativity with Adobe software skills to build digital masterpieces.

“This class has helped me gain experience in a field that I’ve never explored,” said Brendan Tatad, a freshman at Cypress High School. “It helped me discover that Graphic Design is a possible field of work I can go into.”

Serving as a reflection of the foundation’s mission and a firsthand perspective of program impact, the designs provided inspiration while showcasing student talent.

“The TGR Learning Lab gave me a better understanding of graphic design and encouraged me to reach my dreams of becoming an architect,” said Maliyah Balcomb-Fikre of Lexington Junior High.  “I want my work to encourage mainly young adults who are unsure about their careers to work hard and always have a passion.”

Four finalists were selected and given the opportunity to attend Genesis Open with their families to see their art displayed.

“The TGR Learning Lab has inspired me and shown me that I can be anything I want if I have the right mindset and confidence in myself,” said Zipeng Guo of Lexington High School.

The TGR Learning Lab Expanded Learning Program aims to develop the full capacity of underserved middle and high school students while providing opportunities to identify their interests through hands-on experiences.

“With the right resources and help you can reach your dreams,” said Richard Rodriguez of Ball Junior High. “I feel peaceful and confident that I can learn more and ask for help.”

In addition to the flagship facility in Anaheim, CA, TGR Foundation offers similar programs at satellite campuses across the U.S. For more information on the program and others offered through the TGR Learning Lab, visit TGRFoundation.org.

The designs will be showcased in the Clubhouse Thursday, February 14 – Sunday, February 17. Children and families attending the tournament are welcome to visit the TGR Learning Lab powered by CDW and Samsung, located in Family Village. Follow us on social media @TGRFound to keep up with all the action on the course and behind the scenes.

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