Art Studio Inc
September 24, 2010
Hey Art Studio Miami, as an educator of 15 years, I was very excited to see all that you are doing with Art Studio. First of all, the space that you all have chosen is amazing! It is in the community where you are serving and I do mean serving. Having your home base in that location tells the community with concrete actions (not empty words)... you are important! Second, the open layout of Art Studio, the art up everywhere, creates an atmosphere where kids can feel at home, even if it is for an hour or so during your programs. Those are the times that the students will remember for the rest of their lives. Many will use those times of feeling important and welcomed as a launch pad for success in other areas of life.
We really enjoyed seeing all the students working and discussing the "statues" they were making. They were truly proud of themselves and their creations. Beyond art education, Art Studio really empowers kids, by teaching them to take responsibility for their lives and how it turns out. I am so proud of all you do. I am excited to see Art Studio expand and bring its program to more students, public schools and beyond. Keep making a difference!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
In the lives of the students it serves and a dab of sunshine in a very oppressed community. The students I talked to really, love coming to Art Studio, the whole process, from snack, to journaling, to creating art, to goofing with peers.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
try and help them branch out into the public schools so they could increase the number of students they service.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
The kid centered art education programs.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
Into art, into educating, into empowering kids
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
Put some teeth behind a much need program already in progress
Ways to make it better...
I had a million dollars to give them
In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...
One thing I'd also say is that...
if more people tried as hard to help people as the gang at Art Studio, the world would be a great place.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every six months
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Professional with expertise in this field & I participated in an art class this summer at Art Studio.