Grateful artist share their thoughts, visions and knowledge on line and locally. There are so many rewards we get by sharing our knowledge. I know the rewards I got from teaching were a greater than I thought they would be when I started. Giving back is a large part of the joys of gaining an education.
I volunteered at our local library teaching the fundamentals of art and enjoyed it so much. Using my skill as an artist or donating my work to benefit others is so rewarding because they appreciate it. There are many ways grateful artist can give back to their local community.
These are pieces I donated to help a local therapy program. This gift was just a small part of what I do.
Grateful artist will be looking for opportunity
As a teen growing up in a small rural community there were not may artist. The artist we were expose to were in a class room. Now as an adult I have found ways to share my skills by giving back. Here are some ways I hope you will consider.
1. Teach a free class at your local education center or library. Most of the children that utilize the library and their services are very open and excited to learn something new.
2. Donate a piece of work that will help a nonprofit. Pick something you are excited about so that it will benefit them.
3. Offer your services as an artist to benefit a non-profit. Helping them by offering your skills to execute a personal piece of art is always welcome. This can be auctioned of help with the fund raiser.
4. Talk to nursing homes and senior center about teaching a class around you skills is appreciated and welcome. The director are always looking to fill time between meals and in evening a few days a week. Events that benefit the seniors so, try to keep their minds active and are fun.
5. Painting table are popular at church fundraisers. Your skills as an artist that will evolve the community is just what they are looking for.
These are just a few of the ways I suggest for you. As a grateful artist I can tell you the people I meet and the exposure I get for my work worth every minute. I get back more than I give every time.