Hart Mind Soul Art & Education workshops are are intended to provide a strong message on leadership, decision making skills, creative problem solving and accountability. We have taught this curriculum to elementary, middle and high school classes. We also offer a version of this workshop for adults.
The education system continues to take fine arts programs out of the schools. It is important that today's youth have the exposure to art and the opportunity to learn these skill sets and practice a hands on applications of leadership, integrity and team work.
The money raised from this initiative will bring additional featured artist(s) into the school we are working with and provide additional materials for our mural production projects.
This Kickstarter project is specifically related to "Project Period," an intensive week long, hands on integration of skills with students at Verde Valley School, an international high school in Arizona.
Risks and challenges
The biggest challenge we have faced in the history of teaching art/education workshops is funding. Typically the school districts that need and can benefit the MOST from the program simply do not have the budget to support this sort of venture.
Major challenges we have encountered in the past include securing funds PRIOR to beginning the project. Oftentimes even when a school or organization has the funds there are many roadblocks before we can get paid and begin. Often times I have to personally front the money for travel and materials and get reimbursed after completion. For a variety of reasons, this is becoming less and less a viable option. Our partnership with Kickstarter aims to eliminate this issue entirely.
Weather has sometimes played a role with outdoor workshops. We plan both indoor and outdoor options as a preventative measure.
Communication and support from the community we work in is key. We have already set dates and have been working closely with our target school to ensure a smooth initiative from start to finish.
Now all we need is your help!
Remember, if we do not raise the FULL amount we will receive nothing.
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