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Hello there,


Artseed has decided that in this time of public health concerns and maintaining social distancing, we are still determined to reach out to people through art during this year's Art-a-thon on Saturday, April 25th from 10 AM to 8 PM.


This is your chance to join in on the fun of making art by hosting a personalized lesson in your area of expertise! The art lessons should be 30 minutes maximum. We will host the lessons through Zoom, and you can teach from the comforts of your own home. To host your lesson, all you have to do is make a free Zoom account and one of our ArtSeed staff will connect you to the people interested in learning through a video call.


We understand the importance of providing accessible materials to the general public since not everyone has things like paints and charcoal. We want to do so much more while keeping within Artseed's recent theme of climate change and sustainable art. To do this, we want to use recycled materials at our disposal as well as forms of art within the computer. Some possibilities are, and aren't limited to:

  1. Using recycled materials to create collages, sculptures, etc.

  2. Using basic drawing implements we have in our houses such as pencils, pens, colored pencils, and crayons to make drawings, comics/sequential art, or even find new and creative ways to work with them

  3. Working with creative writing, such as letters, postcards, stories, and poetry

  4. Working with free programs on the computer, such as Blender for 3D art, Twine for non-linear writing, Garageband for music, or even hosting a game where you can create something

  5. Host an outside class (following the 6 feet guideline) and stream it online

So in other words, there's no need to go out and buy materials as they should already be at your disposal! Painting and other traditional art mediums are available to teach but are limited.


We will be holding multiple time-slots on Sundays from 1 to 2 PM and Thursdays from 2 to 3 PM to present a 10 minute sample of the lesson. Our first time-slot is on Sunday, March 29th. If you're interested in teaching a class, please feel free to respond to the email, vanbueren.aber@gmail.com, by providing your name, your lesson plan, and the supplies you'll use for your lesson. Now, let's get crafty!


To participants under 18 interested in teaching, please sign this permission form.

https://www.artseed.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/ArtSeedLessonsProfileWaiver_PDF_Fillable_2_15_2020GB.pdf


To all participants, please sign this volunteer waiver.

https://www.artseed.org/please-complete-the-online-artistvolunteer-profile/


Thank you!



Artseed is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching children's lives through modern and fine arts. Since I was about 10 years old, I've been a part of this organization as a student, an apprentice, and now a staff member. Among the most notable moments in my time with Artseed has always been the annual Art-a-thon, taking place during Earth Week, and a gathering in which we make art, do raffles, and enjoy various scheduled music and events all day.


This year, we are doing the Art-a-thon, but this time with a little twist! With COVID-19 running its course, I and other members have been coming up with ways to do the Art-a-thon more remotely, through various social media and over Zoom conference calls. We came up with some ideas on how to do this event, such as:

- Live, scheduled tutorials for computer projects and on working with recycled materials at home

- DIY videos made by Artseed or borrowed from other sources

- Show-and-tells

- Virtual prizes

- YouTube streaming of the event at the venue (if it's even going to happen)


The main goal, as it has always been, is to raise money for our big event: the two-week-long Summer Intensive, in which kids can learn art skills and go on special field trips. So we have made a Mightycause just for donations! From one dollar to a thousand dollars, anything is appreciated.


You may donate here on Mightycause to me (Aber) or any of the people on the leaderboard.


Thank you for reading!