The Imagination Station: inspiring little artists

by West Acre Gallery in West Acre, England, United Kingdom

The Imagination Station: inspiring little artists

£840

£1,200 stretch target 2 hours left
105% 16 supporters
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 14th April 2021 at 12:38pm

Help us raise funds to launch The Imagination Station: creative sessions for kids of all ages, culminating with a summer exhibition.

by West Acre Gallery in West Acre, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

If Crowdfunding for this year's campaign is a success, we'd love to look at raising funds for 2022. 

Given that much of our budget is invested in disposable materials, we'd first look at purchasing art supplies for 2022, with big plans to extend The Imagination Station's creative sessions and summer exhibition to next year. 

We also have dreams to launch holiday programmes for school children in addition to our current offerings for pre-school and home educated children. 


Kids and the creative industries have been hit hard by the current collective crisis, with schools and arts venues across the UK forced to close for indefinite periods, and children restricted from interacting with their peers. 

We want to support the younger generation with their transition back to 'normal' life by providing a haven for children to unleash their creativity in a dynamic and nurturing space. In doing so, we hope that they will discover a strong sense of self, feeling connected by creativity to their common humanity, so they will blossom into free-thinking adults.

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WELCOME TO THE IMAGINATION STATION: LAUNCHING APRIL 2021
We’re excited to launch these monthly two-hour freeflow sessions to reunite children of all ages following extended periods of isolation.

We believe that development of the imagination is integral to learning, critical thought and neuroplasticity. Children will be encouraged to explore various activity stations, overseen by guest art facilitators, to create collages, crafts, clay sculptures, paint canvases, colour mandalas, explore textures, develop techniques and enjoy hands-on fun supported by a range of interactive activities.

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WEDNESDAY SESSIONS: FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS & HOME ED’ERS
Beginning with monthly Wednesday morning sessions (commencing April 21), pre-school and home educated children will be encouraged, through art, to express their emotions, explore the beauty of nature, enjoy multi-sensory experiences and make new friends: all stimulating tools to relieve stress and anxiety, increase self-esteem, build confidence and improve hand-eye coordination.

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KIDS’ SUMMER EXHIBITION AT WEST ACRE GALLERY
The school year will culminate with an all-inclusive children’s summer exhibition at West Acre Gallery, open to the public for 7 days, in which children of all ages will be invited to showcase their favourite creations.

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FUTURE LAUNCH: SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMMES
Following this initial launch, we aim to make holiday programmes available for school children in the no-too-distant future.

HOW WE WILL USE THE FUNDS
The funds we aim to raise through our Crowdfunder will help to purchase disposable art materials such as paints, pencils, paper, glue, pastels, brushes, markers, clay and mini canvases (all washable and non-toxic).

This money will also contribute to the kids’ summer art exhibition, to cover the costs of venue hire, marketing material, custom merchandise, picture frames and the exhibition’s open day refreshments.

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Please donate today and help us kindle kids’ imaginations and ignite the artists within.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Greetings card printed with children's artwork

Pledge £5 and select this reward and you'll receive a beautiful greetings card featuring the unique artwork of one of our budding Picassos, for you to take home and frame, or give to that someone special. These rewards can be redeemed at our children's exhibition at West Acre Gallery 24-30 July, 2021.

£10 or more

2 of 5 claimed

Exclusive West Acre Gallery mug

Pledge £15 and select this reward and you'll receive an exclusive West Acre Gallery mug! These rewards can be redeemed at our children's exhibition at West Acre Gallery, 24-30 July.

£20 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Tote bag featuring unique children's artwork

Pledge £20 and select this reward and you'll receive a beautiful canvas tote bag printed with the unique artwork of one of our budding Picassos! Our summer kids' exhibition at West Acre Gallery will feature a variety of artworks, and we'll choose some of our faves to be digitally printed on to custom merch like tote bags. These rewards can be redeemed at our children's exhibition at West Acre Gallery, 24-30 July.

£30 or more

1 of 2 claimed

2 hours' hire at West Acre Gallery

Are you looking for space to hire for your class, workshop, meeting or photoshoot? West Acre Gallery is an intimate white space with skylights for enhanced light, measuring 5 x 8 metres. Pledge £30 and select this reward and you will have exclusive 2-hours' hire of the gallery for your event, which can be redeemed anytime in 2022.

£150 or more

1 of 2 claimed

Exhibition space at West Acre Gallery for 1 week!

Would you like to exhibit your artwork in an established Crowdfunded community art gallery? Pledge £150 and select this reward, and you'll receive exhibition space at West Acre Gallery for 1 week, to the value of £200.

Let's make 'The Imagination Station: inspiring little artists' happen

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