Hi there ,
The big vision is to create courses that run in a wide range of communities and spread as far as possible .
Initially depending on funding I plan to set up in a few locations along the m5 corridor doing daytime and evening courses .
These are aimed at people who are just needing to find a coping mechanism , the courses are aimed at learning more about yourself as an individual and to boost confidence , the art is a tool used to promote mindfulness and teach people creative strategies to combat stress etc .
I shall also be doing one to one life coaching and therapeutic art .
Along with looking to set up some classes for autism and home education groups to introduce everyone to the health benefits of art and being creative .
The crowdfunding will enable me to get all the tools necessary to achieve this as I will need transport /van, to get all equipment to the venues , art equipment , a large quantity and range of materials , funding for marketing and venue hire .
By crowdfunding for the start up costs it means I can offer the courses at an affordable price which means we can reach more people and in turn help more people .
Having used art as a therapeutic tool myself through some difficult times , I have first hand understanding of the impact and improvement it can make , it has inspired me to help others and spread the word and knowledge on the health benefits of art .