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February 24, 2010

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February 24, 2010

I live in the nearby neighborhood (Takoma Park)of Create Arts and really enjoy the availablity of the teachers and the classes of arts that kids can enjoy. They also have a great room for adults who gather to indulge in their artistic endeavors in the evenings. Just a fantastic place to congregate and create. It doesn't just cater to one area of art but accommodates everyone.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

It is a safe, quiet, artistic and motivating environment for anyone.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 24, 2010

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February 24, 2010

I love CREATE Arts Center! We have the greatest time in the different art classes. The projects are so "out of the box" and so creative. And it is wonderful to see the children's faces when they bring home their projects! The teachers really relate to the children and teach them how to create art from their imagination instead of "paint by numbers". Thank you for all you do to promote the arts to our community.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing people's faces light up after they participate in different art classes. even the adults were proud of themselves!

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 24, 2010

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February 24, 2010

I am the organizer of a visual arts meetup in the DC metro area and we had been experiencing a lot of difficulty in finding a "home" for our group. The first place we'd chosen (a cafe) had brought in loud karyoke and Guitar Hero during the middle of our meetups. Although my group is a "social drawing/painting group" and we love to eat, drink, and draw, when we were first introduced to CREATE Arts! in Silver Spring, the non-profit arts center was ideal for us. It was quiet, well-maintained, staffed personally by their Executive Director, Tamar, in a nice location, etc. While there was a small studio fee to attend, we took a poll of our members and decided that it was absolutely worth using their space as our "home" space. We feel we'd much rather contribute to CREATE Arts! fabulous programming for children and the arts than to buy yet another cup of overpriced latte and contribute to our own already oversized waistlines!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Using the space for my arts meetup.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I don't think there's much to change

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The quiet and the beautiful children's artwork showing us the amazaing variety and purity of children's artwork.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The executive director and her partner.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Make a huge difference in teaching children that only they are capable of creating their own art...and that with a little instruction, they can remain artists without feeling self-conscious.

Ways to make it better...

My experience is always good at CREATE Arts!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

probably the funding is the biggest issue

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 24, 2010

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February 24, 2010

Tamar has been extremely generous to support couple of Art Groups and the staff at CREATE is extremely friendly. Thank You Tamar for giving us space to do some amazing art work!!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

it's own space. I enjoy the studio space that create has.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

n/a

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Art that is all over the studio, pictures and ofcourse our relationship with Tamar

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Tamar and Jenny

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

It could take over the world and CREATE more and more arts, and encourage and inspire everyone to do the same.

Ways to make it better...

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In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

I hope this organization keeps getting more funding because we really need such organizations in the Silver Spring area.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Donate to CREATE! This is definitely my non profit of choice.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 24, 2010

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February 24, 2010

I am an intern at CREATE Art. My experiences with them had been awesome so far. The staff are so enthusiasms and fun to be around. The workshops/classes that they been having are very unique and its allows a lot of independent and individual creativity, which I like. Plus, there are always some new ideas that I get from the classes and internship time for my own personal art projects.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

allows people to not only nourish their artistic skills, but to grow and spend time with their family members. Especially, maybe for parents and relative who don't know where to start to relate with their younger or older relative.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. amazing, and very kind. They are passionate about their professions and all always there to help out. When you are around them, it doesn't feel like a teacher relationship, but a close friend you can count on.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

spread art around the world...maybe? Open up art classes for those who can't afford art. Having more spaces and being able to accept all students who want to take the class.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

February 22, 2010

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February 22, 2010

My daughter attends summer camp at CREATE! and adores it. I am also impressed with the work that she brings home - thoughtful, unique and fun. The staff really works to provide an experience that is truly artful, in all ways.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Passionate, patient and creative.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 21, 2010

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February 21, 2010

Pure Fun! Our daughter adores Create Art and it has been part of her life since we moved to the area 10 years ago. She feels so at home there becasue she IS made to feel at home. Her artisitc skills have imporved greatly and we can see her self-confidence soar every time she returns from a class or camp program.

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

really impact our local community in many positive ways. Then everyone can benefit from the kinds of unique arts programs that Create Arts does and it will help build a stronger and more talented arts community that will thrive for years to come.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 20, 2010

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February 20, 2010

CREATE is a wonderful place, full of dedicated staff and volunteers. The minute you walk in, you are surrounded by fantastic artwork, which shows the range of creativity encouraged here, from ceramics to paper mache to painting and drawing. From my experience as a board member and occasional teacher, I know that the Exec. Director and managing Director are completely dedicated to helping each student find the joy of expression through art.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing how excited the students and teachers are about their projects. Also, seeing how imaginative the staff/teachers are in using unexpected materials in fresh ways (decorated hubcaps!!)

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

terrific! Even the teenage volunteers were enthusiastic and ready to help. They all truly enjoyed being around the students.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Find the perfect facility and location, and be able to offer even more top-notch children's classes and programs for youth-at-risk and people with other challenges.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

February 19, 2010

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February 19, 2010

Both of my kids have gone to CREATE Arts Center for years, it's within walking distance of our home. They loved the classes, out-of-school days, and camps. The projects that they undertook were very interesting and creative, and the kids enjoyed themselves alot. My son is now into sports, but my 7th grade daughter continues to come every Thursday for an innovative "Beyond Creativity" class tailored for 'tweens. The teacher, Heena Genti (Managing Director of CREATE) is very skilled and has introduced the kids to all kinds of interesting techniques--paper mache, sculpture, drawing in charcoal, pastels, water colors, and collage. The art gets better and better. And my daughter has many friends there, both staff and other kids. CREATE offers a warm, friendly and creative environment. When I stop by, I want to roll up my sleeves and start doing art. There is a small of paste and paint in the air, and all kinds of materials that suggest creative efforts.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the pleasure and satisfaction that my daughter gets every week at her art class.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

interacting with the Artistic and Managing Directors of CREATE. They are both committed, kind, skilled, creative leaders.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Relocate to a more visible location, and expand its programs to serve more children. Purchase it's own property with outdoor space that could be used for programs and learning.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 18, 2010

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February 18, 2010

My daughter has been attending classes and camps at CREATE for years. She has learned so much--they really work on technique. At the same time, it is a warm and nurturing environment. I am so impressed with the staff--who really nurture creativity. I also am impressed with all of the programs--such as smARTkids for at risk youth and studio downstairs. The organization has taken smart moves to grow. I also like the homey feel of the place--I feel like I've stepped back into an arts center from my childhood in suburban Boston in the 1970s! CREATE also works with local independent schools to have camps during school vacations which are not necessarily the same as the public school vacations. This is another example of how CREATE responds to needs in the community.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the high-level art my daughter brings home and how the staff have broadened her horizons.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Great and caring teachers.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

inspire a lot of creativity!!!!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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