**Art Active continues to support our communities during this challenging time. All of our art and mindfulness classes are offered with strict adherence to public health guidelines*
Greetings, to the friends
& families of Art Active.
I do not have to tell you how challenging 2020 has been. Personally, I’ve witnessed how COVID-19 has destroyed the health, finances and spirits of those closest to me. And on March 13, 2020 the communities that Art Active supports felt this exact same weight. My immediate thought when pondering the uncertainty of the world was, “What can Art Active do to help?”
When more than 1000 students in our art and mindfulness programs switched to virtual classrooms, we made the switch, as well. We finished the spring semester by shifting all of our art classes online so that students would have a continuum of courses. We also expanded our mindfulness classes to 5 days a week and 5 times a day so that students, teachers and families could incorporate as much stillness amongst the chaos as they needed. As helpful as this was, we have to do more.
Students in lower income communities are not being offered art programming because it is considered a “luxury” that they cannot afford. We service over 100+ students with special needs who deserve art in their virtual learning curriculum. Educators need diverse techniques to integrate art into their distance learning classrooms. Art is not an option; it is a necessity.
Students and families are in dire need of coping tools that are at hand no matter what their current environment may be. But mindfulness is more than mere coping. It’s a path to flourishing and thriving. Through mindfulness, we become better able to avoid feelings of overwhelm and habits like rumination (obsessive thinking), dissociation, and perpetual busy-ness. Everyone living through this time needs this.
Our annual fundraiser was canceled due to public health restrictions so I am reaching out to you, our supporters, to help us service our students, their families and the educators that are working so hard to make up for all that they are missing.
Thank you for continuously supporting me and Art Active over the years. We could not have serviced so many without you.
Sponsors an individual student’s art supplies for a 5wk class and weekly mindfulness
Sponsors 5 individual student’s art supplies for a 10wk class and weekly mindfulness
Sponsors a family’s art supplies for a 5wk class and weekly mindfulness
Sponsors 5 individual student’s art supplies for a 5wk class and weekly mindfulness
Sponsors 5 families’ art supplies for a 10wk class and weekly mindfulness
Sponsors a class or 20 students for a 5 wk class and weekly mindfulness
Sponsors 5 families’ art supplies for a 5wk class and weekly mindfulness
Sponsors a family’s art supplies for a 10 wk class and weekly mindfulness