Arts & Dreams recently wrapped an 11-week program serving youth at the Red Hook Initiative with empowering art workshops after school.
Each workshop combined a discussion about the power of choice, positive affirmations, mantras and mirror work, with creative activities.
Through projects like --
affirmation paintings on stretched canvas
fabric paintings on t-shirts and tote bags
-- high-school and middle-school youth explored art as a way to create more love for themselves and to believe in their dreams.
"What's the most important thing you learned with Arts & Dreams?"
- "To love myself"
- "To be myself"
- "To love you have to forgive"
- "I'm ok"
- "People really opened up and had self-esteem"
- "It made me feel better and inspired"
The Arts & Dreams book illustrations are coming along. With only a few left to paint, we're hopeful we can pull off a finished book to use as a learning tool during workshops by early 2016! Thank you, Kickstarter donors!
Here's a peek at the latest.