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Every time you purchase an original painting, print or card, you help me deliver free visual arts lessons to children of low income families in the City of New Westminster, British Columbia, through the Artful Kids! visual arts program.
I firmly believe that getting children and youth involved in visual arts is a powerful way to enhance and nurture their imagination, curiosity and natural talents. I also believe that art should be accessible to all children, regardless of their age, gender, ethnicity or socio-economic status,
as it allows them to express their creativity, discover new perspectives on the world around them and develop self-confidence. Using art as a vehicle for expression is enriching because it allows children to communicate their thoughts, feelings, and interests while encouraging enhanced critical thinking, goal setting, discipline and drive for success that benefit them for life!
"An introduction to the fundamentals of drawing and painting where each student’s own creative and technical skills are developed to enhance their ability to convey their intuitive ideas and experiment with various techniques and styles. Children are provided with a non-competitive,
non-judgemental classroom where personal interpretation and self-expression are key elements to their own artistic journey and where creative differences are encouraged and celebrated".
We are planning to re-launch Artful Kids! in the Winter of 2024...Stay tuned!
A big THANK YOU to the City of New Westminster for believing in my Artful Kids! initiative and for all your support through the participation of the School District #40 and the Anvil Centre.
May this be the first of many more FREE arts programs to be offered to the children of our beautiful city!