Monday, March 06, 2006

Art Buddies

In past years CVA has had several students and faculty participate in this rewarding experience. Michelle Reid most recently. Please consider it yourself this spring. It's a great way to network, plus you will be giving something wonderful to a child in definite need.

Be a Creative Buddy to an Inner-city Child.
Want to use your creative powers to help a child who needs you? Be an Art Buddy!

Join our "Who are YOU ZOO!"
Starting this April, you'll work one-on-one with your child, once a week for six weeks. You'll create side-by-side with fifty other creative people from advertising, design and architecture.

You'll help the kids see themselves as powerful and important by identifying with the positive characteristics of animals. (For example: hyenas laugh a lot, cheetahs run fast, salmon never give up, dolphins are smart, and elephants love their families.) Your child will choose an animal that represents something he/she's good at, then together, you'll create a fanciful animal costume.

We'll have lots of art supplies to work with, including fur, feathers, shiny papers, yarn, fabric and all sorts of wacky stuff.

At the end of the program, professional photographers will shoot photos of you your child, then you'll show off the children's creations in an exciting parade. Afterwards, we invite all fifty volunteers to gather at a bar in Uptown.

DATES: Six Friday afternoons, Spring 2006: April 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, June 2

TIME: 1:15 - 3:45 pm

PLACE: Whittier Park Bldg, 425 26th Street West, Minneapolis

TO APPLY: E-mail the application below to Stephanie, artbuddies@comcast.net

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Applications must be received by FRIDAY, MARCH 24

If you apply, please "pencil in" the six dates on your calendar. We'll confirm
your Art Buddies registration by email the week of March 27. Thanks for
being willing to share your creativity with a child!

_________________________________

Yes! I want to be an Art Buddy. My application is below.

NAME

OCCUPATION

MALE OR FEMALE?

ETHNICITY (OPTIONAL)

WHERE SHOULD WE SNAILMAIL TO YOU? WORK____ OR HOME____?

MAILING ADDRESS
(If this is your work address, please write your company name before the street address!)

COMPANY

STREET

CITY

STATE

ZIP

SCHOOL (IF STUDENT)

WORK PHONE

HOME PHONE

CELL PHONE

E-MAIL

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN CONVICTED OF A CRIME INVOLVING A MINOR? (YES/NO)

WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO SUBMIT TO A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK? (YES/NO)

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About the Art Buddies program
Art Buddies pairs 50 creative people from the advertising, design and architectural fields with 50 children, ages 9 and 10, from low-income families in south Minneapolis. Our mission is to help the kids discover their creative gifts and develop exciting new visions of themselves. We carry out our mission thanks to the generosity of creative volunteers like you.

Art Buddies is a program of Creatives for Causes, a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 by former art director/designer Sue Crolick. Major funding by Communication Arts magazine, office and technology support by Carmichael Lynch.

1 comment:

michelle said...

Art Buddies Rocks