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DIY Dinner Napkins and Napkin Rings – Saturday, Dec. 15 from 2-4 pm at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum

Looking for a last minute holiday gift? Want to spruce up your dinner table? Well join Project Create this weekend at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum as we make our own napkins and napkin rings! The event is free once you pay for entrance into the Museum ($10). Check out the listing posted on the SoFAB website:

This Saturday: DIY Table Settings

With Project Create

Saturday, December 15th from 2:00 to 4:00 PM

at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum

$10 per person ($5 for SoFAB members)

Join SoFAB and Project Create to craft some timely last minute gifts or place-settings for your friends, family, or even yourself! This simple activity allows you to create unique napkins and napkin rings that make your table stand out through the holidays. It’s easy enough for the kids to do but fun for crafty adults too!

Project Create is an upstart art nonprofit dedicated to encouraging all members of the community to participate in and create art. They are New Orleans’ first art studio where everyone can be an artist and create art without limitations. They provide the supplies, instruction, and studio space for YOU to create art.

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Free Kids Art Activity At The Arts Council Arts Market – November 24th and 25th

Project Create is pumped to invited back to the Arts Council of New Orleans Arts Market this month. We will be there for the 2 day market providing another FREE Kids Activity Booth.

This month we will be making Origami Animals!!! Here are a couple of examples for the kiddies:

Here is the info for the event, and check out our write up on the Arts Council website!

Saturday & Sunday, November 24th & 25th

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Kids Activity from 10:30 – 3:30)
Palmer Park, S. Carrollton and S. Claiborne Aves in Uptown.
Free and open to the public

Hope to see you all there!

Little Wings, Big Dreams: The Louisiana 22q/VCFS Support Network Fall Picnic

A few weeks ago, Project Create had the great honor and pleasure of providing an art project at the Louisiana 22q/VCFS Support Network Fall Picnic.

For those of you who do not know about the condition, it is (in very simple terms) a chromosomal disorder that affects both physical and mental behavior. Here is an excerpt from the International 22q Foundation:

The 22q11.2 deletion syndrome is caused by a missing section (microdeletion) of chromosome 22 which is present from the time a child is conceived. Present in 1 out of every 2,000-4,000 live births, in 1 in 68 children with congenital heart disease, and in 5 to 8 percent of children born with cleft palate, the 22q11.2 deletion is almost as common as Down syndrome, a widely recognized chromosomal disorder.

The symptoms of 22q vary widely, but there is one thing every child with 22q has in common: dreams of a bright future! So Project Create and the Louisiana 22q/VCFS Support Network teamed up to bring a group art project to the annual picnic.

The project is called Little Wings, Big Dreams. The children at the event created unique birds out of construction paper and attached them to a cypress tree cut out. The piece represents the individuality of the children and their dreams of flying free. The tree represents their parents and the Support Network, providing them the stability they need before setting off on their own. Here are the pictures from the event, with a how-to tutorial to recreate this project:

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The project was a great success and everyone had a great time making their birds. If you are interested in having Project Create provide an art project like this for a private event, please contact Jordan at jordanfrankel@projectcreatenola.org.

Also, stay tuned for a tutorial on how to recreate this project and please donate so that we can open our studio!!!

October Arts Council Art Market – Big Numbers for a Big Day!!!

This is a momentous post for two reasons:

First, this marks the 40th blog post for Project Create!!! I know 40 seems like an odd number to celebrate, but I am in a celebratory mood and our 40th post is 40 more than zero, which is where we would be if Project Create didn’t exist.

Secondly (and probably more importantly), I want to fill you all in on the great day we had on Saturday at the Arts Council Of New Orleans Arts Market. It was a cold and blustery New Orleans afternoon (I think maybe around 60 degrees), which is certainly not what I had anticipated the hot south to be like, but I am not complaining! Nevertheless, the New Orleans community braved the chill and the market was jam packed.

Project Create’s Children’s Painting Booth produced 62 paintings. Sixty Two!!! This. Is. Incredible. In one day, because of Project Create, there are 62 more artwork in the world. This brings our total up to 108 new artists!

Check out the photos from the event!

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Finally in the Big Leagues: Free Children’s Art Event at the Arts Council of New Orleans Arts Market

Well I can say with no small amount of pride that Project Create has made it big!!! We are now working in association with the Arts Council of New Orleans to provide an activity booth for kids at the Arts Market this weekend…as in the Arts Council actually contacted Project Create and hired us (enter screams and shouts of glee and merriment)!!!!!!!!!

So come on down tomorrow  (10/27) to Palmer Park (on the corner of Carrollton and Claiborne). We will be there from 10 till 3:30 with painting activities for your kids! And don’t worry, parents and adults can paint too (if you ask nicely…).

For more information click here.

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