Encouraging kids to create art from emotions.
$210 raised
6% of $3.5k goal
4 contributors
5 Years running
Express Yourself is a fun journey thru emotions as it is expressed into beautiful paintings. Guiding youth to become aware of the emotions they are experiencing, to embrace their emotions, and to create from it. Leaving them with a feeling of ...
Express Yourself is a fun journey thru emotions as it is expressed into beautiful paintings. Guiding youth to become aware of the emotions they are experiencing, to embrace their emotions, and to create from it. Leaving them with a feeling of confidence, acceptance, and pride for all of the emotions they are experiencing and a fun, new, way of expressing themselves. Here are some of the things kids are saying about this class: "I felt curiostiy and it felt really good expressing my feelings." "I felt proud of my painting" "I was expressing loneliness and hope, it was a really good experience." "I was proud to let everything that I felt in the painting." "It was a great way to express my feelings." "This class was awesome and cool. I can't wait to take this class again." My goal is to make this class available to every child for free. The demand for this class so far has shown me that they want to experience this class. I am currently offering this class to kids by asking for donation but some don't even have that. The gallery where we are hosting classes, Don De Lew Gallery, is graciously allowing me to host classes there at no charge. The coffee shop where we will proudly display their work, for the next 3 months, is allowing us to display their work for free as well. The materials however are where we are in need of support. Here is where I am requesting your support. The cost of materials is about $7 per student . . . please, if you are able donate what you can so that more children will have an opportunity to experience this unique way of expressing themselves. If you aren't able financially, please support by spreading the word to your family and friends. . . and always, always bring your kids! Our goal of $3500 will allow for us to host more classes at no/low fees and to prepare for our first Art Show where the kids can showcase their paintings proudly and have an opportunity to share their experience with the public. The idea here is to offer them a sense of pride not just for their painting but for the painting that was created from emotions. Inspiring them to want to express themselves more often, preventing them from "bottling up" emotions. As well as encouraging confidence within them to speak to the public about their experience. "Children want to be taught how to feel, not what to feel"
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