Brockett Elementary - Celestial multimedia mural
Dec
10
10:00 AM10:00

Brockett Elementary - Celestial multimedia mural

Current Needs 

  • Volunteers to assist!

The Project 

Paint Love Artist and TCP resident Zipporah Camille Thompson will be leading students at Brockett Elementary School. The project will be a celestial textile, ceramics, mixed-media project and mural.

The School

Brockett Elementary School is a diverse Title I school located in Tucker, GA. Brockett's students, staff, parents and community members are dedicated to Brockett's success. Success that includes academics as well as developing responsible, caring citizens. Brockett's student population is approximately 446 students. A third of their students are English Language Learners and 80% of receive free/reduce lunch. Their community is extremely diverse therefore the student body is diverse, too.

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Brockett Elementary - Celestial multimedia mural
Dec
11
10:00 AM10:00

Brockett Elementary - Celestial multimedia mural

Current Needs 

  • Volunteers to assist!

The Project 

Paint Love Artist and TCP resident Zipporah Camille Thompson will be leading students at Brockett Elementary School. The project will be a celestial textile, ceramics, mixed-media project and mural.

The School

Brockett Elementary School is a diverse Title I school located in Tucker, GA. Brockett's students, staff, parents and community members are dedicated to Brockett's success. Success that includes academics as well as developing responsible, caring citizens. Brockett's student population is approximately 446 students. A third of their students are English Language Learners and 80% of receive free/reduce lunch. Their community is extremely diverse therefore the student body is diverse, too.

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Brockett Elementary - Celestial multimedia mural
Dec
14
10:00 AM10:00

Brockett Elementary - Celestial multimedia mural

Current Needs 

  • Volunteers to assist!

The Project 

Paint Love Artist and TCP resident Zipporah Camille Thompson will be leading students at Brockett Elementary School. The project will be a celestial textile, ceramics, mixed-media project and mural.

The School

Brockett Elementary School is a diverse Title I school located in Tucker, GA. Brockett's students, staff, parents and community members are dedicated to Brockett's success. Success that includes academics as well as developing responsible, caring citizens. Brockett's student population is approximately 446 students. A third of their students are English Language Learners and 80% of receive free/reduce lunch. Their community is extremely diverse therefore the student body is diverse, too.

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Mableton Elementary- "City in a Forest" - Dec 14
Dec
14
1:00 PM13:00

Mableton Elementary- "City in a Forest" - Dec 14

Current Needs 

  • Volunteers to assist!

The Project 

Paint Love Artist and TCP resident Andrew Cantanese will lead third graders at Mableton Elementary in a six-week series called “City in a Forest”

Atlanta is known as “City in a Forest” because of its dense foliage and biodiversity. This program will introduce Atlanta as the forest it is and teach students how to recognize the plants that make up their home while translating this information into creative projects of their own. Initially, it will be a series of sketchbook trips to natural areas such as green school grounds, local parks and/or public areas with high plant variety. After learning about some of the most commonly sighted plants and a few hard-to-find ones, the students translate sketches into an art form of their choice such as paintings, collages, sculptures, poems, or even songs. The students will select their favorite personal projects as inspiration to design a collaborative public art project including work from each student classmate. This experience will equip participants with tools to maintain creative outlets indefinitely and an enhanced understanding and appreciation of their natural surroundings, wherever they go in life.

The School

Mableton Elementary has 1,052 students in grade levels K-5. They are a Title I elementary school with approximately 85% of students receiving free or reduced lunch. Their goal is to provide our students with exposure to as many opportunities that they would not otherwise receive outside of school. Having a STEAM focused curriculum is affording us this chance to engage them with creativity, curiosity, and critical thinking that will, in turn, help them become 21st century learners of the future.

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Brockett Elementary - Celestial multimedia mural
Dec
17
10:00 AM10:00

Brockett Elementary - Celestial multimedia mural

Current Needs 

  • Volunteers to assist!

The Project 

Paint Love Artist and TCP resident Zipporah Camille Thompson will be leading students at Brockett Elementary School. The project will be a celestial textile, ceramics, mixed-media project and mural.

The School

Brockett Elementary School is a diverse Title I school located in Tucker, GA. Brockett's students, staff, parents and community members are dedicated to Brockett's success. Success that includes academics as well as developing responsible, caring citizens. Brockett's student population is approximately 446 students. A third of their students are English Language Learners and 80% of receive free/reduce lunch. Their community is extremely diverse therefore the student body is diverse, too.

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Brockett Elementary - Celestial multimedia mural
Dec
18
10:00 AM10:00

Brockett Elementary - Celestial multimedia mural

Current Needs 

  • Volunteers to assist!

The Project 

Paint Love Artist and TCP resident Zipporah Camille Thompson will be leading students at Brockett Elementary School. The project will be a celestial textile, ceramics, mixed-media project and mural.

The School

Brockett Elementary School is a diverse Title I school located in Tucker, GA. Brockett's students, staff, parents and community members are dedicated to Brockett's success. Success that includes academics as well as developing responsible, caring citizens. Brockett's student population is approximately 446 students. A third of their students are English Language Learners and 80% of receive free/reduce lunch. Their community is extremely diverse therefore the student body is diverse, too.

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Georgia Center for Child Advocacy DeKalb- Dec 18
Dec
18
3:00 PM15:00

Georgia Center for Child Advocacy DeKalb- Dec 18

  • Georgia Center for Child Advocacy (Fulton) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

CURRENT NEEDS:

  • This event is full!

THE PROJECT: 

This project will be at the DeKalb County location and serve kids ages 8-15 who attend counseling at the Center. Paint Love artist Nikita Raper will lead this project- and we will be creating multiple small air-dry clay pieces that the kids can gift to loved ones.

THE ORGANIZATION:

The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy serves children and their families when there are allegations of child abuse, neglect, or when children are witnesses to violence. They help various agencies such as law enforcement, DFCS, and the DA's office coordinate services for children and families by providing forensic interviews for children, hosting multi-disciplinary team meetings to share information, and providing therapy for children and adolescents ages 3-17 when the abuse or neglect has been substantiated. 

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Wilderness Works City Camp-Jan 18
Jan
18
7:45 PM19:45

Wilderness Works City Camp-Jan 18

CURRENT NEEDS:

  • Volunteers to assist

  • Volunteer to write a blog post about the event

  • Volunteer to take photographs at the event

THE PROJECT:

During school time months Wilderness Works provides chaperoned overnight stays in comfortable, child-friendly girls and boys dormitory buildings. Fridays are full of activities (one of which we will host as part of this project), while Saturdays are spent doing some kind of outdoorsy excursion. There will be 30-50 kids, ages 8-11 or in 3rd-5th grade. 

THE ORGANIZATION:

Wilderness Works provides at-risk children a place to find caring adults and fun activities that teach and reach. Their mission is to empower and enrich the lives of children living in urban Atlanta with year-round experiential education, recreation, and outdoor adventure. Wilderness Works is a youth development agency serving homeless and disadvantaged children living primarily in Dekalb and Fulton counties.

Check out a few of our past events with Wilderness Works here

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 Cool Girls Club- Jan 23
Jan
23
3:00 PM15:00

Cool Girls Club- Jan 23

CURRENT NEEDS:

  • Lead artist

  • Volunteers to assist

  • Volunteer to write a blog post about the event

  • Volunteer to take photographs at the event

THE PROJECT:

Cool Girls Club is a weekly after-school program for girls providing academic support, life-skills development, physical fitness and nutrition programs and exposure to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Students are taught by volunteers, staff and school personnel, on topics impacting girls like puberty, self-esteem and conflict resolution. There will be 45 girls, in 2nd-8th grade, served. 

They are open to project ideas, but because of their focus, we would like projects to
connect with nature and wilderness AND to fit within one or more of the Paint Love themes. Paint Love’s themes are the following: A) Loving/respecting yourself, B)Loving/respecting others, C) Seeking and strengthening positive relationships, and D) Investing in your community.

THE ORGANIZATION:

Cool Girls Club mission is to empower Atlanta girls by breaking the cycle of poverty, low self-esteem and teen pregnancy. Their core programs are offered at our partnering schools in Atlanta Public Schools and DeKalb County Schools. The majority of our students attend Title 1 public schools and live at/or below the poverty line. Girls enrolled at their partner schools may be eligible to participate in the Cool Girls Club. For more information about enrolling, please visit your school’s main office or contact their office at (404)-420-4362.

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Cool Girls Club- Feb 20
Feb
20
3:00 PM15:00

Cool Girls Club- Feb 20

  • Barack Obama Elementary School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

CURRENT NEEDS:

  • Lead artist

  • Volunteers to assist

  • Volunteer to write a blog post about the event

  • Volunteer to take photographs at the event

THE PROJECT:

Cool Girls Club is a weekly after-school program for girls providing academic support, life-skills development, physical fitness and nutrition programs and exposure to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Students are taught by volunteers, staff and school personnel, on topics impacting girls like puberty, self-esteem and conflict resolution. There will be 45 girls, in 2nd-8th grade, served. 

They are open to project ideas, but because of their focus, we would like projects to
connect with nature and wilderness AND to fit within one or more of the Paint Love themes. Paint Love’s themes are the following: A) Loving/respecting yourself, B)Loving/respecting others, C) Seeking and strengthening positive relationships, and D) Investing in your community.

THE ORGANIZATION:

Cool Girls Club mission is to empower Atlanta girls by breaking the cycle of poverty, low self-esteem and teen pregnancy. Their core programs are offered at our partnering schools in Atlanta Public Schools and DeKalb County Schools. The majority of our students attend Title 1 public schools and live at/or below the poverty line. Girls enrolled at their partner schools may be eligible to participate in the Cool Girls Club. For more information about enrolling, please visit your school’s main office or contact their office at (404)-420-4362.

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Cool Girls Club- Mar 20
Mar
20
3:00 PM15:00

Cool Girls Club- Mar 20

CURRENT NEEDS:

  • Lead artist

  • Volunteers to assist

  • Volunteer to write a blog post about the event

  • Volunteer to take photographs at the event

THE PROJECT:

Cool Girls Club is a weekly after-school program for girls providing academic support, life-skills development, physical fitness and nutrition programs and exposure to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Students are taught by volunteers, staff and school personnel, on topics impacting girls like puberty, self-esteem and conflict resolution. There will be 45 girls, in 2nd-8th grade, served. 

They are open to project ideas, but because of their focus, we would like projects to
connect with nature and wilderness AND to fit within one or more of the Paint Love themes. Paint Love’s themes are the following: A) Loving/respecting yourself, B)Loving/respecting others, C) Seeking and strengthening positive relationships, and D) Investing in your community.

THE ORGANIZATION:

Cool Girls Club mission is to empower Atlanta girls by breaking the cycle of poverty, low self-esteem and teen pregnancy. Their core programs are offered at our partnering schools in Atlanta Public Schools and DeKalb County Schools. The majority of our students attend Title 1 public schools and live at/or below the poverty line. Girls enrolled at their partner schools may be eligible to participate in the Cool Girls Club. For more information about enrolling, please visit your school’s main office or contact their office at (404)-420-4362.

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Mableton Elementary- "City in a Forest" - Dec 7
Dec
7
1:00 PM13:00

Mableton Elementary- "City in a Forest" - Dec 7

Current Needs 

  • Volunteers to assist!

The Project 

Paint Love Artist and TCP resident Andrew Catanese will lead third graders at Mableton Elementary in a six-week series called “City in a Forest”

Atlanta is known as “City in a Forest” because of its dense foliage and biodiversity. This program will introduce Atlanta as the forest it is and teach students how to recognize the plants that make up their home while translating this information into creative projects of their own. Initially, it will be a series of sketchbook trips to natural areas such as green school grounds, local parks and/or public areas with high plant variety. After learning about some of the most commonly sighted plants and a few hard-to-find ones, the students translate sketches into an art form of their choice such as paintings, collages, sculptures, poems, or even songs. The students will select their favorite personal projects as inspiration to design a collaborative public art project including work from each student classmate. This experience will equip participants with tools to maintain creative outlets indefinitely and an enhanced understanding and appreciation of their natural surroundings, wherever they go in life.

The School

Mableton Elementary has 1,052 students in grade levels K-5. They are a Title I elementary school with approximately 85% of students receiving free or reduced lunch. Their goal is to provide our students with exposure to as many opportunities that they would not otherwise receive outside of school. Having a STEAM focused curriculum is affording us this chance to engage them with creativity, curiosity, and critical thinking that will, in turn, help them become 21st century learners of the future.

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Brockett Elementary - Celestial multimedia mural
Dec
7
10:00 AM10:00

Brockett Elementary - Celestial multimedia mural

Current Needs 

  • Volunteers to assist!

The Project 

Paint Love Artist and TCP resident Zipporah Camille Thompson will be leading students at Brockett Elementary School. The project will be a celestial textile, ceramics, mixed-media project and mural.

The School

Brockett Elementary School is a diverse Title I school located in Tucker, GA. Brockett's students, staff, parents and community members are dedicated to Brockett's success. Success that includes academics as well as developing responsible, caring citizens. Brockett's student population is approximately 446 students. A third of their students are English Language Learners and 80% of receive free/reduce lunch. Their community is extremely diverse therefore the student body is diverse, too.

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Cool Girls Club- Dec 5
Dec
5
3:15 PM15:15

Cool Girls Club- Dec 5

CURRENT NEEDS:

  • Volunteers to assist

  • Volunteer to write a blog post about the event

  • Volunteer to take photographs at the event

THE PROJECT:

Sara Santamaria, a resident artist with The Creatives Project is leading this four-part project- designing and constructing a colorful a plexiglass mobile to hang in the school.

Cool Girls Club is a weekly after-school program for girls providing academic support, life-skills development, physical fitness and nutrition programs and exposure to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Students are taught by volunteers, staff and school personnel, on topics impacting girls like puberty, self-esteem and conflict resolution. There will be 45 girls, in 2nd-8th grade, served. 

THE ORGANIZATION:

Cool Girls Club mission is to empower Atlanta girls by breaking the cycle of poverty, low self-esteem and teen pregnancy. Their core programs are offered at our partnering schools in Atlanta Public Schools and DeKalb County Schools. The majority of our students attend Title 1 public schools and live at/or below the poverty line.

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Ronald McDonald House- December 4th
Dec
4
7:00 PM19:00

Ronald McDonald House- December 4th

  • Ronald McDonald House near Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

CURRENT NEEDS:

  • Artist to create and lead the project
  • Volunteers to assist 
  • Volunteer to write a blog post about the event
  • Volunteer to take photographs at the event
  • Financial sponsorship for the event - Click below to sponsor this event! 
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THE PROJECT:

We are partnering with The Ronald McDonald House to put on an art night for the children and families staying at the RMH on Peachtree Dunwoody Road.  The students participating will range from elementary to high school students. The parents may or may not participate.  Plan to arrive around 6:30.

This is a partnership with, ForeverWe

THE ORGANIZATION:

Atlanta Ronald McDonald House - Atlanta Ronald McDonald Houses have been called “home” by more than 46,000 families with ill and injured children receiving medical care nearby.

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Brockett Elementary - Celestial multimedia mural
Dec
4
10:00 AM10:00

Brockett Elementary - Celestial multimedia mural

Current Needs 

  • Volunteers to assist!

The Project 

Paint Love Artist and TCP resident Zipporah Camille Thompson will be leading students at Brockett Elementary School. The project will be a celestial textile, ceramics, mixed-media project and mural.

The School

Brockett Elementary School is a diverse Title I school located in Tucker, GA. Brockett's students, staff, parents and community members are dedicated to Brockett's success. Success that includes academics as well as developing responsible, caring citizens. Brockett's student population is approximately 446 students. A third of their students are English Language Learners and 80% of receive free/reduce lunch. Their community is extremely diverse therefore the student body is diverse, too.

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Brockett Elementary - Celestial multimedia mural
Dec
3
10:00 AM10:00

Brockett Elementary - Celestial multimedia mural

Current Needs 

  • Volunteers to assist!

The Project 

Paint Love Artist and TCP resident Zipporah Camille Thompson will be leading students at Brockett Elementary School. The project will be a celestial textile, ceramics, mixed-media project and mural.

The School

Brockett Elementary School is a diverse Title I school located in Tucker, GA. Brockett's students, staff, parents and community members are dedicated to Brockett's success. Success that includes academics as well as developing responsible, caring citizens. Brockett's student population is approximately 446 students. A third of their students are English Language Learners and 80% of receive free/reduce lunch. Their community is extremely diverse therefore the student body is diverse, too.

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Kate's Club - Dec session
Dec
1
12:00 PM12:00

Kate's Club - Dec session

CURRENT NEEDS:

  • Volunteers to assist

  • Volunteer to write a blog post about the event

  • Volunteer to take photographs at the event

THE PROJECT:

Travis Wright and a team of volunteers from Compassionate Atlanta will be leading this project and doing a mosaic workshop! 

Theme: “Reflecting on my grief journey” where you were and where you are now. 

THE ORGANIZATION:

Kate's Club's mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling.

INTERESTED IN HELPING?

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS 

  • All volunteers must be 21 years or older (18 in limited circumstances) and must have a background check on file with Paint Love.

  • Volunteers must clear any photos they take during the event with KC staff to make sure all children have a media release.

  • Volunteers may not have any social media contact directly with children.

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Mableton Elementary- "City in a Forest" - Nov 30
Nov
30
1:00 PM13:00

Mableton Elementary- "City in a Forest" - Nov 30

Current Needs 

  • Volunteers to assist!

The Project 

Paint Love Artist and TCP resident Andrew Catanese will lead third graders at Mableton Elementary in a six-week series called “City in a Forest”

Atlanta is known as “City in a Forest” because of its dense foliage and biodiversity. This program will introduce Atlanta as the forest it is and teach students how to recognize the plants that make up their home while translating this information into creative projects of their own. Initially, it will be a series of sketchbook trips to natural areas such as green school grounds, local parks and/or public areas with high plant variety. After learning about some of the most commonly sighted plants and a few hard-to-find ones, the students translate sketches into an art form of their choice such as paintings, collages, sculptures, poems, or even songs. The students will select their favorite personal projects as inspiration to design a collaborative public art project including work from each student classmate. This experience will equip participants with tools to maintain creative outlets indefinitely and an enhanced understanding and appreciation of their natural surroundings, wherever they go in life.

The School

Mableton Elementary has 1,052 students in grade levels K-5. They are a Title I elementary school with approximately 85% of students receiving free or reduced lunch. Their goal is to provide our students with exposure to as many opportunities that they would not otherwise receive outside of school. Having a STEAM focused curriculum is affording us this chance to engage them with creativity, curiosity, and critical thinking that will, in turn, help them become 21st century learners of the future.

Sound like Fun? 

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Brockett Elementary - Celestial multimedia mural
Nov
30
10:00 AM10:00

Brockett Elementary - Celestial multimedia mural

Current Needs 

  • Volunteers to assist!

The Project 

Paint Love Artist and TCP resident Zipporah Camille Thompson will be leading students at Brockett Elementary School. The project will be a celestial textile, ceramics, mixed-media project and mural.

The School

Brockett Elementary School is a diverse Title I school located in Tucker, GA. Brockett's students, staff, parents and community members are dedicated to Brockett's success. Success that includes academics as well as developing responsible, caring citizens. Brockett's student population is approximately 446 students. A third of their students are English Language Learners and 80% of receive free/reduce lunch. Their community is extremely diverse therefore the student body is diverse, too.

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Cool Girls Club- Nov 28
Nov
28
3:15 PM15:15

Cool Girls Club- Nov 28

  • Barack Obama Elementary School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

CURRENT NEEDS:

  • Volunteers to assist

  • Volunteer to write a blog post about the event

  • Volunteer to take photographs at the event

THE PROJECT:

Sara Santamaria, a resident artist with The Creatives Project is leading this four-part project- designing and constructing a colorful a plexiglass mobile to hang in the school.

Cool Girls Club is a weekly after-school program for girls providing academic support, life-skills development, physical fitness and nutrition programs and exposure to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Students are taught by volunteers, staff and school personnel, on topics impacting girls like puberty, self-esteem and conflict resolution. There will be 45 girls, in 2nd-8th grade, served. 

THE ORGANIZATION:

Cool Girls Club mission is to empower Atlanta girls by breaking the cycle of poverty, low self-esteem and teen pregnancy. Their core programs are offered at our partnering schools in Atlanta Public Schools and DeKalb County Schools. The majority of our students attend Title 1 public schools and live at/or below the poverty line.

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Brockett Elementary - Celestial multimedia mural
Nov
27
10:00 AM10:00

Brockett Elementary - Celestial multimedia mural

Current Needs 

  • Volunteers to assist!

The Project 

Paint Love Artist and TCP resident Zipporah Camille Thompson will be leading students at Brockett Elementary School. The project will be a celestial textile, ceramics, mixed-media project and mural.

The School

Brockett Elementary School is a diverse Title I school located in Tucker, GA. Brockett's students, staff, parents and community members are dedicated to Brockett's success. Success that includes academics as well as developing responsible, caring citizens. Brockett's student population is approximately 446 students. A third of their students are English Language Learners and 80% of receive free/reduce lunch. Their community is extremely diverse therefore the student body is diverse, too.

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Brockett Elementary - Celestial multimedia mural
Nov
26
10:00 AM10:00

Brockett Elementary - Celestial multimedia mural

Current Needs 

  • Volunteers to assist!

The Project 

Paint Love Artist and TCP resident Zipporah Camille Thompson will be leading students at Brockett Elementary School. The project will be a celestial textile, ceramics, mixed-media project and mural.

The School

Brockett Elementary School is a diverse Title I school located in Tucker, GA. Brockett's students, staff, parents and community members are dedicated to Brockett's success. Success that includes academics as well as developing responsible, caring citizens. Brockett's student population is approximately 446 students. A third of their students are English Language Learners and 80% of receive free/reduce lunch. Their community is extremely diverse therefore the student body is diverse, too.

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Kate's Club - November Session 2- Nov 17
Nov
17
12:00 PM12:00

Kate's Club - November Session 2- Nov 17

CURRENT NEEDS:

  • Volunteers to assist 
  • Volunteer to write a blog post about the event
  • Volunteer to take photographs at the event

THE PROJECT:

Ellen Gadberry will be leading this project! Kate's Club will run two events (Sunday, November 4th, 12-3:30 pm and Saturday, November 17th, 12-3:30 pm).  The same program will go on both dates but with different age groups, so if you can make both, that would be great! 

Theme: What am I grateful for today” feeling gratitude even while grieving.

Projects must also fit within one or more of the Paint Love themes: A) Loving/respecting yourself, B) Loving/respecting others, C) Seeking and strengthening positive relationships, and D) Investing in your community.

THE ORGANIZATION:

Kate's Club's mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling.

INTERESTED IN HELPING?

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS 

  • All volunteers must be 21 years or older (18 in limited circumstances) and must have a background check on file with Paint Love.

  • Volunteers must clear any photos they take during the event with KC staff to make sure all children have a media release.
  • Volunteers may not have any social media contact directly with children.
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Mableton Elementary- "City in a Forest" - Nov 16
Nov
16
1:00 PM13:00

Mableton Elementary- "City in a Forest" - Nov 16

Current Needs 

  • Volunteers to assist!

The Project 

Paint Love Artist and TCP resident Andrew Catanese will lead third graders at Mableton Elementary in a six-week series called “City in a Forest”

Atlanta is known as “City in a Forest” because of its dense foliage and biodiversity. This program will introduce Atlanta as the forest it is and teach students how to recognize the plants that make up their home while translating this information into creative projects of their own. Initially, it will be a series of sketchbook trips to natural areas such as green school grounds, local parks and/or public areas with high plant variety. After learning about some of the most commonly sighted plants and a few hard-to-find ones, the students translate sketches into an art form of their choice such as paintings, collages, sculptures, poems, or even songs. The students will select their favorite personal projects as inspiration to design a collaborative public art project including work from each student classmate. This experience will equip participants with tools to maintain creative outlets indefinitely and an enhanced understanding and appreciation of their natural surroundings, wherever they go in life.

The School

Mableton Elementary has 1,052 students in grade levels K-5. They are a Title I elementary school with approximately 85% of students receiving free or reduced lunch. Their goal is to provide our students with exposure to as many opportunities that they would not otherwise receive outside of school. Having a STEAM focused curriculum is affording us this chance to engage them with creativity, curiosity, and critical thinking that will, in turn, help them become 21st century learners of the future.

Sound like Fun? 

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Cool Girls Club- Nov 14
Nov
14
3:15 PM15:15

Cool Girls Club- Nov 14

  • Barack Obama Elementary School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

CURRENT NEEDS:

  • Volunteers to assist

  • Volunteer to write a blog post about the event

  • Volunteer to take photographs at the event

THE PROJECT:

Sara Santamaria, a resident artist with The Creatives Project is leading this four-part project- designing and constructing a colorful a plexiglass mobile to hang in the school.

Cool Girls Club is a weekly after-school program for girls providing academic support, life-skills development, physical fitness and nutrition programs and exposure to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Students are taught by volunteers, staff and school personnel, on topics impacting girls like puberty, self-esteem and conflict resolution. There will be 45 girls, in 2nd-8th grade, served. 

THE ORGANIZATION:

Cool Girls Club mission is to empower Atlanta girls by breaking the cycle of poverty, low self-esteem and teen pregnancy. Their core programs are offered at our partnering schools in Atlanta Public Schools and DeKalb County Schools. The majority of our students attend Title 1 public schools and live at/or below the poverty line.

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Clarkston High Civically Engaged Art- Nov 13
Nov
13
4:30 PM16:30

Clarkston High Civically Engaged Art- Nov 13

Current Needs 

  • Volunteers to assist

The Project 

Paint Love Artist and TCP resident Jessica Caldas is leading this 5-part series with 20 high school students (in grades 9-11) at Clarkston High School. Jessica will be leading projects surrounding themes of civic engagement and art.

The School

Clarkston High School is Clarkston High School students come from more than 54 countries and speak 47 languages. These projects will work with students in the Bright Futures after school program- an academic enrichment program working with refugee students. The program is also a therapeutic intervention program for mental health, that facilitates opportunities to process their stories through art, helping them develop resiliency. They concentrate on getting students to a place where they can thrive in their new community, as well as dream about where they would like their story to go moving forward.

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Mableton Elementary- "City in a Forest" - Nov 9
Nov
9
1:00 PM13:00

Mableton Elementary- "City in a Forest" - Nov 9

Current Needs 

  • Volunteers to assist!

The Project 

Paint Love Artist and TCP resident Andrew Catanese will lead third graders at Mableton Elementary in a six-week series called “City in a Forest”

Atlanta is known as “City in a Forest” because of its dense foliage and biodiversity. This program will introduce Atlanta as the forest it is and teach students how to recognize the plants that make up their home while translating this information into creative projects of their own. Initially, it will be a series of sketchbook trips to natural areas such as green school grounds, local parks and/or public areas with high plant variety. After learning about some of the most commonly sighted plants and a few hard-to-find ones, the students translate sketches into an art form of their choice such as paintings, collages, sculptures, poems, or even songs. The students will select their favorite personal projects as inspiration to design a collaborative public art project including work from each student classmate. This experience will equip participants with tools to maintain creative outlets indefinitely and an enhanced understanding and appreciation of their natural surroundings, wherever they go in life.

The School

Mableton Elementary has 1,052 students in grade levels K-5. They are a Title I elementary school with approximately 85% of students receiving free or reduced lunch. Their goal is to provide our students with exposure to as many opportunities that they would not otherwise receive outside of school. Having a STEAM focused curriculum is affording us this chance to engage them with creativity, curiosity, and critical thinking that will, in turn, help them become 21st century learners of the future.

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Clarkston High Civically Engaged Art- Nov 6
Nov
6
4:30 PM16:30

Clarkston High Civically Engaged Art- Nov 6

Current Needs 

  • Volunteers to assist

The Project 

Paint Love Artist and TCP resident Jessica Caldas is leading this 5-part series with 20 high school students (in grades 9-11) at Clarkston High School. Jessica will be leading projects surrounding themes of civic engagement and art.

The School

Clarkston High School is Clarkston High School students come from more than 54 countries and speak 47 languages. These projects will work with students in the Bright Futures after school program- an academic enrichment program working with refugee students. The program is also a therapeutic intervention program for mental health, that facilitates opportunities to process their stories through art, helping them develop resiliency. They concentrate on getting students to a place where they can thrive in their new community, as well as dream about where they would like their story to go moving forward.

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Kate's Club - November Session 1- Nov 4
Nov
4
12:00 PM12:00

Kate's Club - November Session 1- Nov 4

CURRENT NEEDS:

  • Volunteers to assist 
  • Volunteer to write a blog post about the event
  • Volunteer to take photographs at the event

THE PROJECT:

Ellen Gadberry will be leading this project! Kate's Club will run two events (Sunday, November 4th, 12-3:30 pm and Saturday, November 17th, 12-3:30 pm).  The same program will go on both dates but with different age groups, so if you can make both, that would be great! 

Theme: What am I grateful for today” feeling gratitude even while grieving.

Projects must also fit within one or more of the Paint Love themes: A) Loving/respecting yourself, B) Loving/respecting others, C) Seeking and strengthening positive relationships, and D) Investing in your community.

THE ORGANIZATION:

Kate's Club's mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling.

INTERESTED IN HELPING?

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS 

  • All volunteers must be 21 years or older (18 in limited circumstances) and must have a background check on file with Paint Love.

  • Volunteers must clear any photos they take during the event with KC staff to make sure all children have a media release.
  • Volunteers may not have any social media contact directly with children.
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Clarkston High Civically Engaged Art- Oct 30
Oct
30
4:30 PM16:30

Clarkston High Civically Engaged Art- Oct 30

Current Needs 

  • Volunteers to assist

  • Volunteer to take photos and write a blog to document the event

The Project 

Paint Love Artist and TCP resident Jessica Caldas is leading this 5-part series with 20 high school students (in grades 9-11) at Clarkston High School. Jessica will be leading projects surrounding themes of civic engagement and art.

The School

Clarkston High School is Clarkston High School students come from more than 54 countries and speak 47 languages. These projects will work with students in the Bright Futures after school program- an academic enrichment program working with refugee students. The program is also a therapeutic intervention program for mental health, that facilitates opportunities to process their stories through art, helping them develop resiliency. They concentrate on getting students to a place where they can thrive in their new community, as well as dream about where they would like their story to go moving forward.

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Cool Girls Club- Oct 24
Oct
24
3:30 PM15:30

Cool Girls Club- Oct 24

CURRENT NEEDS:

  • Volunteers to assist

  • Volunteer to take photographs at the event

THE PROJECT:

Cool Girls Club is a weekly after-school program for girls providing academic support, life-skills development, physical fitness and nutrition programs and exposure to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Students are taught by volunteers, staff and school personnel, on topics impacting girls like puberty, self-esteem and conflict resolution. There will be 45 girls, in 2nd-8th grade, served. 

THE ORGANIZATION:

Cool Girls Club mission is to empower Atlanta girls by breaking the cycle of poverty, low self-esteem and teen pregnancy. Their core programs are offered at our partnering schools in Atlanta Public Schools and DeKalb County Schools. The majority of our students attend Title 1 public schools and live at/or below the poverty line. Girls enrolled at their partner schools may be eligible to participate in the Cool Girls Club.

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Clarkston High Civically Engaged Art- Oct 23
Oct
23
4:30 PM16:30

Clarkston High Civically Engaged Art- Oct 23

Current Needs 

  • Volunteers to assist

  • Volunteer to take photos and write a blog to document the event

The Project 

Paint Love Artist and TCP resident Jessica Caldas is leading this 5-part series with 20 high school students (in grades 9-11) at Clarkston High School. Jessica will be leading projects surrounding themes of civic engagement and art.

The School

Clarkston High School is Clarkston High School students come from more than 54 countries and speak 47 languages. These projects will work with students in the Bright Futures after school program- an academic enrichment program working with refugee students. The program is also a therapeutic intervention program for mental health, that facilitates opportunities to process their stories through art, helping them develop resiliency. They concentrate on getting students to a place where they can thrive in their new community, as well as dream about where they would like their story to go moving forward.

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Wilderness Works City Camp Oct 19
Oct
19
7:45 PM19:45

Wilderness Works City Camp Oct 19

CURRENT NEEDS:

  • Volunteers to assist

  • Volunteer to write a blog post about the event

  • Volunteer to take photographs at the event

THE PROJECT:

Andrew from TCP will be leading this project! 

During school time months Wilderness Works provides chaperoned overnight stays in comfortable, child-friendly girls and boys dormitory buildings. Fridays are full of activities (one of which we will host as part of this project), while Saturdays are spent doing some kind of outdoorsy excursion. There will be 30-50 kids, ages 8-11 or in 3rd-5th grade. 

THE ORGANIZATION:

Wilderness Works provides at-risk children a place to find caring adults and fun activities that teach and reach. Their mission is to empower and enrich disadvantaged and at-risk children living in urban Atlanta with year-round experiential education, recreation, and outdoor adventure. Wilderness Works is a youth development agency serving homeless and disadvantaged children living primarily in Dekalb and Fulton counties.

Check out a few of our past events with Wilderness Works here

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Clarkston High School- Oct 16
Oct
16
4:30 PM16:30

Clarkston High School- Oct 16

Current Needs 

  • Volunteers to assist

  • Volunteer to take photos and write a blog to document the event

The Project 

Paint Love Artist and TCP resident Jessica Caldas is leading this 5-part series with 20 high school students (in grades 9-11) at Clarkston High School. Jessica will be leading projects surrounding themes of civic engagement and art.

The School

Clarkston High School is Clarkston High School students come from more than 54 countries and speak 47 languages. These projects will work with students in the Bright Futures after school program- an academic enrichment program working with refugee students. The program is also a therapeutic intervention program for mental health, that facilitates opportunities to process their stories through art, helping them develop resiliency. They concentrate on getting students to a place where they can thrive in their new community, as well as dream about where they would like their story to go moving forward.

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Fostering Together - October 13th
Oct
13
10:30 AM10:30

Fostering Together - October 13th

CURRENT NEEDS:

  • Lead artist
  • Volunteers to assist 
  • Volunteer to write a blog post about the event
  • Volunteer to take photographs at the event (no photos allowed of the children's faces)

THE PROJECT:

We want to do a fun art project with 25-40 children in foster care from multiple Georgia foster care agencies.  Half the project will be with a  younger age-group (closer to pre-K) and the other half will be with children between 5-10 years old. 

Timeframe: 10:30-11:30 for the younger kids and 11:30-12:30 for the older
 

THE ORGANIZATION:

Fostering Together’s goal is to see all foster families and the children they foster receive extended family-style support.

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Ronald McDonald House- October 9th
Oct
9
7:00 PM19:00

Ronald McDonald House- October 9th

  • Ronald McDonald House near Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

CURRENT NEEDS:

  • Artist to create and lead the project
  • Volunteers to assist 
  • Volunteer to write a blog post about the event
  • Volunteer to take photographs at the event
  • Financial sponsorship for the event - Click below to sponsor this event! 
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THE PROJECT:

We are partnering with The Ronald McDonald House to put on an art night for the children and families staying at the RMH on Peachtree Dunwoody Road.  The students participating will range from elementary to high school students. The parents may or may not participate.  Plan to arrive around 6:30.

This is a partnership with, ForeverWe

THE ORGANIZATION:

Atlanta Ronald McDonald House - Atlanta Ronald McDonald Houses have been called “home” by more than 46,000 families with ill and injured children receiving medical care nearby.

Join the fun!

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Georgia Center for Child Advocacy - Oct. 8th
Oct
8
4:00 PM16:00

Georgia Center for Child Advocacy - Oct. 8th

  • Georgia Center for Child Advocacy (Fulton) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

CURRENT NEEDS:

  • Volunteers to help out

  • Volunteer to blog about the event

THE PROJECT: 

This project will be at the Fulton County location and serve kids ages 8-15 who attend counseling at the Center. Paint Love artist Nikita Raper will lead this project- and we will be creating a clay piece to be glazed and fired in a kiln. 

THE ORGANIZATION:

The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy serves children and their families when there are allegations of child abuse, neglect, or when children are witnesses to violence. They help various agencies such as law enforcement, DFCS, and the DA's office coordinate services for children and families by providing forensic interviews for children, hosting multi-disciplinary team meetings to share information, and providing therapy for children and adolescents ages 3-17 when the abuse or neglect has been substantiated. 

Interested In Helping?

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Wilderness Works City Camp- Sept 21
Sep
21
7:45 PM19:45

Wilderness Works City Camp- Sept 21

CURRENT NEEDS:

  • Lead artist

  • Volunteers to assist

  • Volunteer to write a blog post about the event

  • Volunteer to take photographs at the event

THE PROJECT:

During the academic year, Wilderness Works provides chaperoned overnight stays in comfortable, child-friendly girls and boys dormitory buildings. Fridays are full of activities (one of which we will host as part of this project), while Saturdays are spent doing some kind of outdoorsy excursion. There will be 30-50 kids, ages 8-11 or in 3rd-5th grade. 

They are open to project ideas, but because of their focus, we would like projects to
connect with nature and wilderness AND to fit within one or more of the Paint Love themes. Paint Love’s themes are the following: A) Loving/respecting yourself, B)Loving/respecting others, C) Seeking and strengthening positive relationships, and D) Investing in your community.

THE ORGANIZATION:

Wilderness Works provides at-risk children a place to find caring adults and fun activities that teach and reach. Their mission is to empower and enrich disadvantaged and at-risk children living in urban Atlanta with year-round experiential education, recreation, and outdoor adventure. Wilderness Works is a youth development agency serving homeless and disadvantaged children living primarily in Dekalb and Fulton counties.

Check out a few of our past events with Wilderness Works here

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Paint Love Art Auction
Sep
15
7:00 PM19:00

Paint Love Art Auction

CURRENT NEEDS

  • Volunteers to assist! (for set up earlier in the day, as well as during the event, and to help clean up afterwards) 
  • Artists to donate pieces to be auctioned - email julie@gopaintlove.org if you're interested in donating a piece! 

THE EVENT

Check out the Art Auction page for all the details: http://www.gopaintlove.org/art-auction

In Paint Love’s signature style, our annual Art Auction brings together unique live art experiences with some of Atlanta’s favorite artists and, of course, amazing local art. All of the amazing paintings created live at the Paint Love Artist Challenge (see photos below) will be available for sale! 

JOIN THE FUN! 

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See Beautiful Club- Sept 12
Sep
12
1:00 PM13:00

See Beautiful Club- Sept 12

CURRENT NEEDS:

  • Volunteers to assist

  • Photographer and blogger to document the event

THE PROJECT:

Ellen Gadberry will be leading this project and talking about kindness! We will be doing a pass-it-on scratch board project. 

THE ORGANIZATION:

See Beautiful is an organization that aims to empower young people to see beautiful in themselves, in others, and to create more beautiful in the world.

This See Beautiful club serves about 30 5th grade boys and girls at 4/5 Academy. The greatest challenges for these students is learning to love themselves and respect each other'ʹs differences. They meet twice a week for one hour during the school day to work on activities and have discussions related to these topics.

Sound like fun? 

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS 

 • There is not an age requirement for volunteers, but a background check must be on file with Paint Love for anyone over 18.

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