We believe that the act of creating art is a pathway to self-fulfillment. Every person has a story to tell, and at Articulture we want everyone to have a turn to tell theirs. By creating space and opportunities for artists of all levels, we want to give as many people as possible the chance to find creative expression through the visual arts.
Though we are sad about the cancellation of our class schedule, we are staying positive with new virtual class ideas and at-home projects! In order to plan future online and on location classes to keep empowering individuals and communities to create positive change through the visual arts, we are going to need your help!
We know everyone is impacted in one way or another through these trying times, but if you are in a position to help, please consider a donation. No amount is too small or goes unnoticed!
We also encourage you to keep making art at home and share it with us on our facebook page for all to see and be inspired by!
Art can create positive and lasting social change.
Articulture brings art to communities in influential ways. Through both short- and long-term partnerships, we ensure the arts are accessible to people from all walks of life. We have worked with at risk children and youth, people with developmental disabilities, substance abuse recovery programs, those suffering from mental illnesses and the homeless. Arts learning creates an environment for cognitive development, art and healing, social discourse in addition to the more obvious experiences of personal enrichment.
Ongoing Programming and Current Projects
Online educational programming – Articulture has an established educational philosophy of placing emphasis on the creative process through exploration and experimentation. Process is then stressed over the end product. We offer virtual visual art classes, workshops, outreach programming, and free Facebook Live demos. Our programming is for people of all ages and abilities—from 12 month old toddlers to adults—amateurs and professional artists alike.
Art and Healing Classes
People with Mental Illness – Thanks to a grant from Aroha Philanthropies, we partnered with Touchstone Mental Health to bring art classes to adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses.
Past Programs include partnerships with:
Wayside House, an organization working with women dealing with substance abuse,
Partnership Resources Inc. (PRI), an organization that creates day programming for adults with mental and physical disabilities
Our Savior’s Housing, an organizations that helps clients transition out of homelessness
People Incorporated, an organization that services adults with mental illnesses
Public Art Projects – Our community ownership approach to public art projects includes cross-cultural, diverse socio-economic and multi-generational experiences. We work with inner city teens to build self-esteem and confidence while teaching them about public art and community activism. The youth work alongside lead artists to create relevant public community art—dealing with livability issues, tagging, graffiti and aesthetics. Through this process they learn not only about public art, but also gain leadership and life skills. It’s empowering for teens to see how citizenship, collective decision-making, and the ways art and community organizing can work together to bring about positive change.