A new youth project teaching business through art.

Tuesday March 21st 2017

Art Club paint

Local kids in Woodburn made a video last year and discovered that young people want to be creative. There is currently no creative outlet for them.

A new project Art Club was piloted, run by local artists, Donna Strachan and privately funded by Margot Russell. It was hosted by local charity, The Bill Russell Woodburn Youth Project. Art Club was hugely popular with no-one dropping out and a waiting list that continues to grow.

During the pilot local children learnt to:
– Develop their artistic style
– Use Photoshop to edit their work
– Create products using their designs
– Sell their work and calculate profit

Art Club laptop

Art Club are now crowdfunding for sponsorships to open the club again in April. Members of the public can sponsor the art club for as little as £1 a month. There is also a business sponsorship package from £20 per month.

Businesses will receive:
– Some official Art Club merchandise
– A certificate of sponsorship
– An opportunity to do a short promotional video

Art Club has gathered a lot of community interest and is very visible across social media networks. The first business sponsorship video received 2,100 views in the first week and the post reached over 5,200 people. So this is a good opportunity for businesses to become more visible in the local community and support a great project.

For more information, to donate or to become a sponsor visit www.ingingerness.com/artclub. Or check out the Facebook page www.facebook.com/youngartclub.

If your interested in business sponsorship then email Donna Strachan at ingingerness@gmail.com.

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