As Naia's teacher and I are working through the details of our Blick Art Art Room Aid project, I figured it's never too early to start promoting it!
About this project
Our 4th - 8th grade students will paint ceramic bowls from Blick Art Materials to auction off for the organization Empty Bowls, which will raise money for a food pantry in Central Ohio a local charity organization focused on feeding the hungry in our community.
A little bit more about Empty Bowls from their website:
Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger and was created by The Imagine Render Group. The basic premise is simple: Potters and other craftspeople, educators and others work with the community to create handcrafted bowls. Guests are invited to a simple meal of soup and bread. In exchange for a cash donation, guests are asked to keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. The money raised is donated to an organization working to end hunger and food insecurity.
Our Parent-Teacher Organization is putting up the funding for the food so it is up to us to find funding for the bowls and the paint/glaze/brushes that will be used. We found some materials at Blick Art Materials that will work perfectly to create bowls (clay, paper mache) and we are currently working on a project plan leading up to the event in March. This is truly a team effort and we would love some donations/support from everyone by way of sponsoring some of the materials or by spreading the word via your respective social media channels. Our Art Room Aid page is up here so we would appreciate either donations to the effort or by spreading the word!