Mythica Studios Art Workshop Project

by Gemma Newey in Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom

Mythica Studios Art Workshop Project

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This project will only be funded if at least £2,000 is pledged by 30th March 2020 at 1:00pm

To create an artist studio with workshops aimed at the local community, especially those with mental health problems and disabilities.

by Gemma Newey in Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom

Hi, I'm Gemma. I'm the crazy brainchild of Mythica Studios. I'm a mother of two, an artist and a student. I suffer with a long-term neurological condition and chronic pain, which cause daily living problems as well as mental health issues.

I found myself returning to art after some years and realised how beneficial it was to me in relaxing, relieving stress, connecting with new people and even getting closer to my children. I found, from starting university, that my joy of art mainly revolved around sculpting in clay and glass, and I really want to share that love and passion with others.

Mythica Studios will start off providing clay workshops but I hope, in time, to expand and include glass workshops into the mix. I want people to be able to experience something that wouldn't be able to normal, whether it be because of finances, mental health problems, or disabilities. 

To create my own artist studio with workshops, doing glass and ceramics. It is a fact that art is beneficial to people with mental health, as such my workshops would not only be open to the public but provide a service for mental health organisations. 

I intend to run small, intimate group workshops, and give people the opportunity to experience art at a price that won't break their bank. I know many workshops are expensive and so some don't get the chance to try or learn something new.

I don't just want to teach sculpting; I want to give people a chance at a new way of thinking and unlocking their potential. To know that they can do anything they set their mind to. That the barriers are only those they create for themselves. With art, as well as in life, there are no limits. 

The money will help to buy a kiln and clay for the workshop, so those using it will not only be able to create their works of clay but also be able to fire, glaze and keep them - hopefully, as inspiration that they can do anything. 

If I'm able to get the get target, I will be able to get marketing equipment, as well as a website and additional tools and equipment.


It is no secret that art was been reduced, removed and replaced in schools. Art, by its very nature, helps express emotions and alleviate stress, anxiety and combat depression.

I, myself, find a relief and calm when sculpting that helps me rid my mind of all those darker thoughts. The process of working with clay is benefit for the mind, body and soul, which I came to find out from my own personal experience. 

Art is needed to teach, to inspire and to promote creativity. Without creativity we wouldn't have cars, new style buildings.... basically, anything that requires creativity and creative thinking. Without out, we are just automatons without imagination.

Art promotes communications, teamwork, individuality, unique thinking and so many other things.

Bronze Reward (£5 Pledge):

  • A big thank you on our Social Media

Silver Reward (£20 Pledge):

  • A big thank you on our Social Media
  • A mounted A4 print of Gaia or one of her paintings (Phoenix Rising, Spirit Deer, Blue Nebula, Eye of the Forest).

Gold Reward (£50 Pledge:)

  • A big thank you on our Social Media
  • A mounted A4 print of Gaia or one of her paintings (Phoenix Rising, Spirit Deer, Blue Nebula, Eye of the Forest)
  • A small dragon in an egg sculpture (15-20cm tall)

Platinum Reward (£100 Pledge):

  • A big thank you on our Social Media
  • A mounted A4 print of Gaia or one of her paintings (Phoenix Rising, Spirit Deer, Blue Nebula, Eye of the Forest)
  • A small (up to 30cm) commissioned sculpture just for you, which will be discuss in detail

Ceramic Reward (£200 Pledge):

  • You will receive a BIG thank you via the social media
  • A handwritten thank you letter 
  • You will also receive a private one-to-one sculpting session, whereby you will create your own sculpture, where you will learn about the basics, as well as decorating your piece. Your piece will be fired and posted to you.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

Silver Award

A thank you for your donation on the Facebook page. A mounted A4 print of her drawing Gaia or one of her paintings (Phoenix Rising, Spirit Deer, Blue Nebula, Eye of the Forest). You can view all these images on my Facebook page before choosing.

£5 or more

Bronze Reward

Receive a great big thank you from us and a mention on the Facebook page about your donation.

£50 or more

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Gold Award

A thank you for your donation on the Facebook page. A mounted A4 print of her drawing Gaia or one of her paintings (Phoenix Rising, Spirit Deer, Blue Nebula, Eye of the Forest) and an additional small dragon in an egg sculpture (15-20cm tall).

£100 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Platinum Reward

You will revive a Big thank you on our social media. A mounted A4 print of her drawing Gaia or one of her paintings (Phoenix Rising, Spirit Deer, Blue Nebula, Eye of the Forest) and a commissioned sculpture just for you, which will be discuss in detail (Max. 30cm tall)

£200 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Ceramic Reward

You will receive a BIG thank you via the social media, as well as a handwritten thank you letter. You will also receive a private one-to-one sculpting session, whereby you will create your own sculpture, where you will learn about the basics, as well as decorating your piece. Your piece will be fired and posted to you. If you live abroad and the one-to-one session is not plausible, I will discuss an alternative option with you.

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