End of Year Children’s Art Show-2016


This past Saturday the drawchange children participated in the Children’s Gallery Art Show at Hodgepodge Coffeehouse and Gallery. They were so excited to be a part of this show and some of them even sold their artwork! What a great feeling of pride they had as people looked at their art, read their stories, and spoke to them about their masterpieces. The smiles on their faces were priceless!

For those of you that weren’t able to make it to the opening, the show will be staying up for the remainder of March so stop on by Hodgepodge Coffeehouse to view their work. Our portion of the art show was a culmination of the children’s artwork created in 2016 focused on one of our main themes, “Home.” It is so important for our children to participate in our annual art show that showcases their hard work. It not only gives them a sense of pride, but it also gives them something special to look forward to every year. Most importantly, our yearly art show honors the children we work with and lets them know that they are valued.

In our art therapy-based programming with homeless children, the subject of “home” influences a large part of how we create our curriculum. The children created animal habitats that focused on the wants and needs of the animals they most identified with. As they created their animals and their habitats, their projects ultimately reflected the wants and needs of their own home life. They also created art depicting their ideal home. We are moved and inspired when they can identify that a house is a structure, and a home is an emotion they can carry with them wherever they go. The children learn that their Heart Is Their Home!

This art exhibit, which also includes art from other child-artists (Over 50 artists total), will be up through the end of March. Please come out and support the children.
Hodgepodge Coffeehouse is located at 720 Moreland Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30316.
To donate to drawchange so that we can continue to provide the children with special moments and help them fulfil their hopes and dreams please visit https://secure.donationpay.org/drawchange/

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