Charlie from Doodlewash starting World Watercolor Month
to celebrate that which many of us love — WATERCOLORS —
and to help benefit kids without access to art supplies. Artists from around the world
will be posting their daily efforts on their blogs and on the facebook page.
I am slammed this month and will not do a watercolor a day but wow I wish I could!
In this busy month, I am dreaming of palm trees and refreshing breezes and
time with my hunny and a sketchbook on the beach.
Research has shown that art education has a tremendous impact on the developmental growth of every child and has proven to help level the learning field across socioeconomic boundaries. Unfortunately, arts education programs are too often the first to be cut when cuts are necessary, so more and more children each year are missing out on the important benefits of art classes.
With your help, we can reverse this trend. To make this first ever month-long global celebration of watercolor affect real change, we’ve teamed up with The Dreaming Zebra Foundation, a charity providing support so that children and young adults are given an equal opportunity to explore and develop their creativity in the arts. Click here to shop the World Watercolor Month wish list of art supplies for kids! (hosted by Blick Art Materials)
The Dreaming Zebra Foundation is unique in that they provide an art recycling program that is free to the public. Reusable art & music supplies that would otherwise be discarded, along with new or unsold materials, are donated by individuals and businesses and matched to recipients who have requested those materials for arts education purposes in communities around the world.
Have some beginner watercolor sets you no longer use, but still have some life in them? You can also support the cause by sending your reusable art supplies to:
The Dreaming Zebra Foundation
5331 SW Macadam Ave., Ste. 258-522
Portland, OR 97239
Pentalic Aqua Journal, Platinum Carbon pen, Lamy Al-Star,
De Atramentis Document, and Daniel Smith watercolors.
©D. Katie Powell.
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