Project Create - New Orleans' Community Art Studio

Project Create - New Orleans' Community Art Studio

From Jordan Frankel

Help Project Create build its initial inventory and raise the funds to rent a studio space!

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Have you ever wanted to create art but couldn't because you either didn't know how or didn't want to spend a ton of money on supplies for something you only wanted to try? Project Create removes those barriers to creative endeavors and allows every member of the community to be an artist. 

Project Create is an art based non profit that will provide art supplies, art instruction, and studio space to the general public. Project Create is premised on the idea that anyone can be an artist if the resources are available. 

The best way to describe how Project Create works is equating it to an art gym - the studio space will have art supplies across various media (i.e. painting, crafting, needlework, woodworking, etc.) and community members can use those resources on a membership basis or via a pay-per-use schedule. Also like a gym, there will be scheduled classes where clients can create specific artworks (i.e. BYOB painting, furniture building, crocheting winter hats, holiday card construction, etc.). The artworks included above are examples of specific artworks that will be taught. 

Project Create will also be working with local afterschool and summer programs to enrich their art based education. We will also have seasonal art projects, such as a mentoring program which pairs low-income high school senior girls with volunteer seamstresses to design their own prom dresses. Moreover, students in high school and below can utilize the Project Create resources on their own time for free!

This fundraiser is to raise the initial funds needed to purchase art supplies, put a down payment on a studio rental, and cover initial overhead expenses. All donations go towards increasing art awareness and participation across all demographics. I have included average numbers for some art supplies to give you an idea of what your donations can purchase at retail prices - what is great is that with your donations, all of these supplies can be shared by the entire community!

You can read more about Project Create at http://projectcreatenola.wordpress.com.  Be sure to follow us on Twitter (prjcreate_nola) and like us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Project-Create/304465866286550).

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