CREATING HOPE ARTS & TEE’S
CREATING HOPE ARTS & TEE’S @ TEAM CONSULTING
TEAM Consulting, accompanied by participants and the community, has developed CHATS. CHATS was created through efforts of local artists working with persons served to share creative expression and innovative art projects. In addition to creating art works TEAM recently added a Tee Shirt press funded thru Memorial funds for Tom Cook. Tom left behind his son Mark, who attends the center. Through this memorial fund it was determined Mark could leave his “mark” on the world in honor of his father by having the opportunity to create expressive tee shirt prints. As people express themselves in so many ways, we are expanding our efforts beyond paint and pallet. When people have an opportunity to share positive culture and open expression, we believe HOPE is Created!!
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AND COMMITMENT IS CRUCIAL
WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US IN CREATING HOLISTIC OPTIONS FOR PERSONAL ENRICHMENT BY SHARING IN OUR EXPERIENCES AND EXPRESSIONS OF A WELL-BALANCED LIFE!
CHATS is funded mainly by the efforts of participants creating and selling expressive pieces of artwork. Our in-house local artist has supplied materials and through her efforts assisted many persons in creating and selling the work they envision. As so many things have changed and we depleted our supplies when we created art kits for persons stuck at home during COVID, we need support to expand on this project.
Through additional funding supports it is our hope to take our artwork in to the community and market our newly developed Tee shirt press. This will also open opportunity for more people to get involved in expressing themselves in our positive culture.
Use of funding:
Additional supplies will bring new projects and expand outreach efforts. Kits will be developed for persons stuck at home to participate in virtual and community-based events such as paint and sips or make a pet rock collection. As projects are created the artwork developed from these efforts will be displayed in local art galleries and in our own studio.
Creatinghopearts.com is live and all art will be displayed for sale on this site. The tee shirt press will additionally be added to this web page to add presence to our newest endeavor. Marketing will be enhanced through the internet and efforts will be increased when larger projects are being proposed to participants and new art is added monthly. Funding will be used to support displaying our work as well as providing opportunity for some who can not participate due to lack of supports or funding.
Artwork that is sold, aside from the core projects, will be commissionable to the participant that created it (minus associated cost). Tee shirt creation will take place in more of a vocational habilitation fashion. This will allow persons served to gain transferable skills while participating. When an order is placed to purchase shirts, persons working on the project will also receive a commission related stipend.
Many projects will be a joint effort that is geared more toward socialization and community participation. Participants to date have created back drops for local events and memorabilia for local sports teams. These types of efforts will be volunteer based and intended for active community inclusion.
TEAM will continue to support the project by funding additional supplies, paying staff and maintaining a facility to house the project. Persons can participate at their discretion and do not have to attend a TEAM program to be a part of CHATS. We will include volunteers and other local artists to enhance the community outreach of this project. CHATS participants will be able to attend art shows and other creative type community events. Expressing oneself through art gives the world an opportunity to see color on a blank canvas.
We will house all completed artwork in the gallery at 201 Cross St Morristown. At least twice yearly we will hold an online auction, where the above items will be sold and any other creative art works that are available at that time. Businesses will have the opportunity to sponsor the auction and be provided airtime during the live event. Sponsors will also have their logo displayed in the gallery as proud supports of Creating HOPE Arts and Tee’s
We are also excited to announce we will be holding a contest to develop our first tee shirt with an appropriate slogan or statement that represents diversity.
FIRST PRINT CONTEST – We will be accepting submissions for our very first print with our new tee shirt press. Submissions should be submitted by Sept 15. All art must be able to be duplicated electronically and be limited to five colors or less and be within an 8x8 area. Contest winner gets $100 and a free shirt. Shirts will go online for sale for $20 each. (CHATS will reserve the copyright to any design used after the contest)
Business sponsor levels vary.
CHATS IS IN NEED OF COMMUNITY SUPPORT – ANY BUSINESS OR AGENCY CAN SPONSOR OR FUND A PROJECT. CONSIDER HOW YOUR AGENCY CAN PARTICIPATE IN ONE OR ALL OF THESE CREATIVE ENDEAVORS AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE TODAY!
We will begin with the following 8 art projects. Each project will be created by persons served and community members. Our goal is to capture the talent of as many persons served as possible. We will hold events and auctions of items created to raise funds to continue Creating Hope Arts.
TREE OF LIFE
A wooden tree base will be created for a place for participants to “Leaf their Mark” – a minimum of 300 leaves will be added to each six-foot base. Participation per individual is $5 for a kit / Groups can purchase packages of 50 leaves for $200 and you supply the art materials – Groups can also house the Tree in their facility for a monthly fee of $25 or purchase the completed tree once displayed for auction.
BONSAI OF PEACE
Participants will be given a mosaic tile to paint and these tiles will be wired together to form a Bonsai tree of peace and diversity. Participants will get a tile and decorating supplies for $5. Each tree will house up to 100 tiles. A group can purchase this as an event or in bulk kits.
WE ARE ONE
A sculpture will be created where in the local provider agencies design a Hub Cap to represent their agency and each person served by that agency will paint a piece of silverware.All these efforts will be tacked together to create a unified sculpture. We will hold a contest online for people to vote on the best hub cap.The winning agency will house the sculpture for 3 months, prior to it being auctioned.Entry for this project is $500 per agency and you will get the hub cap and up to 300 pieces of silverware.
WE ROCK ON WALLS
Each participant of this piece will create an artwork from a rock or stone and these items will be fused together to create a piece that represents being together alone.Kits for this project cost $10 per participant. – Alternatively, Pet Rock kits can be purchased and kept by the creator.
This is a bigger project as we will set out to include persons served in all counties to develop a stepping stone that represents their county and we will display these pieces on our website to create a chain of connectedness – The puzzle piece stepping stones will be gathered for various events to display them all together.Each County will need to purchase a kit for $100.The kit includes the steppingstone, instructions and includes drop off and pick up of the stone.If one agency wished to supply all counties the cost would be $5000
HOUSE OF DREAMS
House of Dreams – Participants will create a piece of work that represents their hopes and dreams.With these pieces we will build a house of dreams. After participants decorate a 2x2 canvas, the pieces will be connected to create a three-dimensional art piece.Each canvas with paint is $10 per participant.Project will finish when a minimum of 100 dreams are complete.
MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
Participants will purchase the kit that includes a bottle, paints, inspirational quote stickers, shipping supplies and a pre-tagged geo tab.The concept will be to create a positive message and decorated bottle and send it to others for inspiration.On our website we will register participants through the geo tags and create #penpals to keep the bottles moving to inspire connectedness.$50 a kit
Powerful You!– An exceptionally large canvas will be displayed in various locations throughout the State for persons to add their messages to.Expression of self is the most powerful thing we have – everyone in this project has a voice! Once the canvas’ are completed, they will be connected to signify Unity and on display in our gallery.