East Falls Art Studio Uses Children’s Artwork To Help Fund School Art Programs

East Falls Art Studio Uses Children’s Artwork To Help Fund School Art Programs


IN OUR WELL, STUDENT ARTISTS IN AND AROUND PHILADELPHIA ARE GAINING ACKNOWLEDGMENT IN A BIG WAY. THEY ARE RECOGNIZED IN A PROGRAM THAT INCLUDES KINDERGARTENERS UP TO HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS. OUR VITTORIA WOODILL SPOKE TO SOME OF THE PEOPLE MAKING THIS PROJECT, POSSIBLE. IN A STUDIO INE FALLS ARTWORK IS BEING SCALED, LARGER THEN LIFE. GETTING MANY TO LOOK BEYOND BREAST STROKES AND SEEING THROUGH THE EYES OF BABES. LOOK AT A PIECE OF ART, DRAWS YOU IN, LOOK CLOSER AND THEN YOU SEE IT MADE BY A LITTLE KID. YES, OTHER COOL THING WE PUT A MISSION LABEL UP,. REPORTER: ER FROM ARTISTS IS AN ORGANIZATION ON A MISSION TO GIVE LITTLE WON BIG VOICES THROUGH ART. YOU CAN SEE THAT THERE IS VIRTUALLY NO WHITE SPACE, NO NEGATIVE SPACE AND IT IS REALLY IN YOUR FACE, SATURATED COLOR. REPORTER: CURE RATING A COLLECTION OF CHILDREN’S ART FROM SCHOOLS WHERE THERE IS A 70 PERCENT OR MORE POVERTY RATE FUELING A CIRCULAR SHAPE OF PHILANTHROPY. WE SAY TO KIDS WE WILL TAKE YOUR ARTWORK OFF THE REFRIGERATOR AND PUT IT TO WORK. WE PUT TO IT WORK BY RAISING MONEY THAT GOES DIRECTLY BACK IN THE SCHOOLS. BASICALLY CHILD DONATING THE USE OF THE DIGITAL IMAGE FOR TO US REPRODUCE, CORPORATIONS AND SOME INDIVIDUALS MAKE DONATIONS TO US, IN EXCHANGE, WE GIVE THEM, BIG REPRODUCTIONS OF THE CHILDREN ‘S ARTWORK. REPORTER: SEVENTY-ONE CENTS PER DOLLAR DONATED GOES BACK INTO SUPPORTING ART IN SCHOOLS IT IS REALLY AMAZING, SEEING THEM COME OFF PRINTER. REPORTER: MORE CHANCES FOR CHILDREN TO MARVEL AT ALL THAT THEY CAN DO CAN EXIST. WE HAVE DONE THAT 12 FEET HIGH, 16 FEET LONG, INDEPENDENCE BLUE CROSS IN THEIR CONFERENCE CENTER AS WALLPAPER. WHEN SHE FIRST SAW IT, SHE STARTED CRYING AND THAT IS AMAZING. MOST KIDS THINK THEY DON’T HAVE A LOT TO GIVE AND WHAT WE ARE OPENING UP IS THE OPPORTUNITY THAT THEY CAN GIVE , BIG. REPORTER: IT IS AN INCREDIBLE ORGANIZATION, THAT THEY HAVE BEEN AROUND FOR 10 YEARS, IT WAS CO FOUNDED BY BARBARA AND HER SON, ROGER WHOM YOU MET IN THE PIECE AND OVER 10 YEARS THEY HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DONATE 1.5 MILLION-DOLLAR IN, ARTS AND SUPPLIES AND FUNDING FOR ART PROGRAMS NOT ONLY IN PHILADELPHIA BUT AROUND THE COUNTRY. IT IS A TRULY INCREDIBLE ORGANIZATION, AND IT WAS SO MUCH FUN TODAY TO SEE THAT ART YOU KNOW, SO MANY KIDS DON’T THINK THEY CAN REALLY CONTRIBUTE. WHAT A WONDERFUL LESSON TO

Dereck Turner

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