What Are Art Bags For Kids?
What Are Art Bags for Kids?
Art Bags for Kids was created to help brighten the lives of children who are either limited to their home due to illness or disability, or are not able to regularly participate in social or school art programs. Our mission is to spread the magical fun of art by supplying these deserving children with the tools to have fun, use their imagination and create art in their own space!
Our goal is to help children enjoy the process of creating something beautiful. The power of creativity through the process of art is healing (both physically and psychologically) and motivational.
The Art Bags are big canvas goodie bags filled with fun art supplies and project ideas to help get the creative juices flowing and let children create their own masterpieces. Each bag comes with crayons, colored pencils, paints, paper, clay and lots of other goodies!
We also encourage all artists to submit their artwork to our website to have it published and gain positive feedback for their creations. We hope to recieve enough entries in order to be able to hold a real art show for participating children’s artwork in New York City (more information to come!)
The Benefits of Art Bags for Kids
To enable children to have artistic opportunities to promote self -expression and coping skills.
For children can be part of an online art show for others to enjoy and also to help encourage the children artists.
Provide interaction with other children and people in the art world will bring a new dimension to their lives that will be rewarding and fun.
The funding will go to create Art Bags will include the following materials and will be mailed to their home.
• Paints and crayons
• Sketching materials
• Clay for modeling
• Large canvas bag
• Instructions and ideas
• Information about the art show online and in New York
An art instruction manual, developed for the child and caregiver will be included with the bag along with the art supplies to finish one or more creations. The children will be encouraged to take a photo of their art piece and send it back to us for the online art show.
We would like to send out 2000 art bags to children who are sick and at home. We would like to do this in one year and at the end of the year have an art show in New York City. Those who send us back their art or a photo of their art will be part of the show.
Art Bags for Kids will be run under the Frisbee Foundation. This is a 501 (c) (3) public charity formed in the State of Connecticut.