Last month I told you how much art means to my son and my family. How his passion for art drives and excites him, thus making me one happy mama. There’s very little outside of video games that gets my son excited and to know that one of those things could be taken away breaks my heart. It’s because of that I’ve fallen in love with the mission Blick Art Materials is carrying out.
Just look at the creativity in my son’s artwork! Yes, I’m a bit bias because he’s like my most favorite person in the world – but I think it’s pretty darn good. He has an obsession with robots, so they’re in the majority of his drawings. His creativity is the one thing that keeps him motivated – I don’t want him to ever lose that.
With so many schools cutting back or cutting out completely the art programs it’s more important than ever for us, as parents, to get involved. What would our kids do without that creative outlet? Blick’s Art Room Aid project allowed me and my son’s art teacher to create a project that our community can support and contribute to. The project chosen was “What Spring Means to Me“, where kids will be able to create a painting to represent their thoughts on Spring.
Art is an outlet that allows children to express themselves freely. By giving them a topic and allowing them to control the content the world opens up around them. They can share their passion, their wishes and their dislikes. I love the idea of this project and can’t wait to see what the kids come up with.
Our project needs are minimal as the school still provides around 60% of the classroom’s funding. The rest of the expenses come out of pocket – so for the project we’re asking for paints and canvas. There are so many classes in need of support and the fact that Blick’s Art Room Aid is there to help them find that support amazes me. I’d love to encourage you to check out all the projects in need of funding on the Art Room Aid website. If you’d like to contribute to CES (Chincoteague Elementary School) and our spring project we would be very grateful!
Oh yea, be sure to check out the awesome infographic to the left. 500 artists weighed in on inspiration and this is what they had to say.
Does your child’s school still have an art program? You can work with your local art teacher to set up a fundraiser! Just visit Blick’s Art Room Aid website!
Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign with The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.