Sunday, December 8, 2013

R.H.A.P.: Red Hook Art Project

I'm so excited to announce that I have taken on a weekly volunteer opportunity at the Red Hook Art Project in--you guess it--Red Hook, Brooklyn.  R.H.A.P. is a non-profit organization dedicated to tutoring, mentoring and empowering Red Hook youth to develop their self-esteem, self-expression and creativity.  A longer term dream of mine is to open up or be heavily involved in an organization like this where I can give back to communities similar to the one I was raised in.  I'm a strong believer in giving back to communities in need and if I am able to do so using my skills, even better.  The kids pick up new skills and build on ones they already have, while my soul is fed-- everyone benefits!

Today my student and I worked on proportions of the face.  She is so quick, smart and talented and I feel honored to be a part of her new journey into the creative world.  Her drawings already show so much life and character, I can't wait to see what else she can do as we continue to work throughout the year.  I'll keep posting progress in the upcoming weeks but in the meantime, here is what she did in today's session.

Thank you to Tiffiney and Dierdre at R.H.A.P. for welcoming me into your awesome team!  For more information, hop over to their website:

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