Last week marked the end of my 2016 creativeKIDS art workshops. It amazes me how some things work out the way they do. At the end of 2015, the Hortense Miller Garden in Laguna Beach was awarded a small grant by the City of Laguna Beach for the purpose of offering art workshops for children at the garden.
This historic garden and mid-century modern home offers spectacular ocean and canyon views, with terraced gardens, murals and historical charm everywhere you turn.
Since the creativeKIDS program was funded by a grant, I was able to offer these workshops to the community, free of charge. This, to me, has become so important. I am passionate about EVERY child having access to these opportunities. I would love see this program grow to be able to offer these enriching creative experiences in more amazing locations, to more children. Thus, I am committed to researching grant opportunities, sponsorship and any other sources of funding that will allow for this program to develop. I am even researching the possibility of starting my own creativeKIDS nonprofit organization. This will, in turn, allow me to branch out to seek new venues for more amazing projects and workshop opportunities. Do you have experience in this? Perhaps you have a contact that I should speak with. I'd love to hear from you! Feel free to email me with any suggestions or comments, or leave your thoughts in the comment section below.