|Images from Chula League|
Chula League is a local nonprofit focused on fueling and sustaining the arts in East Austin. Their main programming includes Little Artist BIG ARTIST, the Cherrywood Art Fair coming up in December and Professional Development Workshops for artists. They work with a wide range of artists across all media and at different stages in their career. I joined their board early this year for the chance to get more involved in positive impact they have on our community. While you may be all wrapped up in the holiday chaos this time of year, nows the time to think about becoming a BIG ARTIST in the spring. You can apply to be considered, and start the conversation with the Little Artist BIG ARTIST team to see if it's a good fit!
What's Involved in Little Artist BIG ARTIST?
- Local professional artists are paired with 5th graders for 10 weeks of mentorship.
- Pairs meet once a week for their art sessions to work on several final pieces.
- Little and BIG Artists meet at the elementary schools or artists' studios.
- BIG ARTISTS guide their Little Artists in exploring their media of choice.
- Chula League provides a stipend to cover art supplies for Little Artists.
- AISD schools included Allison, Blackshear, Jordan, Maplewood, Oak Springs, and Winn.
- Two main works of art are created by the Little Artist over the spring.
- One piece goes how with the Little Artist as a keepsake.
- The other piece is auction off and proceeds given to the school art programs.
- At the end of the 10 weeks, there is a big show for Little and BIG Artist work.