Art Workshop for DC's Homeless Population

Organized by: Katarina Veevers-Carter

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THE STORY:

Hi everyone! About two years ago I met Marie, a homeless woman who has spent the past 14 years on the streets of Bethesda, Maryland. For the past two years we have been exchanging stories and really getting to know one another. This past summer, I thought It would be an interesting idea to bring Marie some art supplies and sit outside the Bethesda parking garage and paint with her. We both ended up painting frames for one another and decided to put a picture of us in it to keep as a memory. The frame she painted for me is the one I have posted.

The little art projects I did with Marie this summer sparked an idea: what if I could somehow create a group where people who are homeless could express themselves through art and we could then put their artwork on display to raise awareness about homelessness?

Street Sense, the DC's "street" paper took an interest in my idea. The vendors that sell this paper are homeless and are often are involved in the writing process. I am a really big fan of this organization so I thought teaming up with them to provide a workshop with their vendors would be a great way to allow DC's homeless population to express themselves in a safe and encouraging environment.

I will be running a workshop once a week in a space provided by Street Sense starting this coming September. I have decided to start this fundraising page to get the funds for the supplies so I can get the workshop up and running.

Here are just a few examples of what can be done with a given amount of money donated:
1.00 dollar can buy one painting palette
5.00 dollars can buy an assortment of up to 10 brushes, one art board, or one panel of watercolors.
15.00 dollars can buy 12 sheets of water color paper.
30.00 dollars can buy a set of 10 acrylic paints.

I would also really appreciate any ideas of art supply companies that might be willing to help with my workshop!

$1,200

 

24% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Alex moreso

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Edmund

    $150

  • EJ

    $50

  • Feder family

    $35

  • Ashley Trick

    $15

  • The Edelmann Family

    $60

  • Charlie Maiorana

    $25

  • Martin Schwartz and Carol Blum

    $100

  • The Yeonas Family

    $150

  • The Lehrers

    $25

  • Sydney Hart

    $75

  • Carly Whitmer

    $40

  • Michelle Cobb

    $35

  • Omar Wahab

    $30

  • Patrinus

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Rory Veevers-Carter

    $100

  • Todd-Morris Family

    $30

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Katarina Veevers-Carter

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Donor Comments

Todd-Morris Family

Todd-Morris Family

DONATION: $30

5 years ago

Rory Veevers-Carter

Rory Veevers-Carter

DONATION: $100

Proud you are doing this and expanding the programs that Street Sense offer to build esteem fro the homeless in DC. 5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Patrinus

Patrinus

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Omar Wahab

Omar Wahab

DONATION: $30

5 years ago

Michelle Cobb

Michelle Cobb

DONATION: $35

Awesome idea, so glad I taught you about the wonders of art:) 5 years ago

Carly Whitmer

Carly Whitmer

DONATION: $40

5 years ago

Sydney Hart

Sydney Hart

DONATION: $75

5 years ago

The Lehrers

The Lehrers

DONATION: $25

A wonderful way to lend your support! 5 years ago

The Yeonas Family

The Yeonas Family

DONATION: $150

5 years ago

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