Please join us on Sunday November 23rd for another round of Derby T-shirts! Come out and screenprint your own all while supporting art education in our neighborhood. We'll be at the Derby all day, so stop by and say hey! Check out the designs below!
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Many of you have asked where to acquire a Red Derby T-shirt. Well, here's your chance! And it's a custom limited edition design. We'll only be printing these on Sunday the 18th, so come by Derbs between 11 a.m. and Midnight to screenprint your own!
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Together with the kids, we hand dyed 75 scarves for the moms over at DASH. It was such an easy, simple, kid-friendly process with really great results! We used a Batik process which took about 3 weeks for us to do. First, we had the kids dye all of the scarves one solid color. Then we used melted wax and various utensils to create the design. We then had the kids re-dye the scarves and the parts that were covered in wax retained the original dye color. We had so many colors, so the possibilities were endless. I think the kids really enjoyed that part of it. Here are some pictures of the finished results!
Friday, April 4, 2014
Get Lucid, a group based out of Philly, organized a fundraiser for DASH at The Dunes. Beth and I were there screenprinting our little hearts out! If you weren't there, you missed out! Hopefully this is the first of many events with these guys! Bonus! Mari from DASH made an appearance!
|Ben Droz approves!|
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
We were so honored to be given DASH's "Support Beam" award!
A little excerpt from our speech:
"Art education is important to the development of young peoples’ minds. It teaches creative problem-solving, builds confidence, hones fine motor skills, and is therapeutic. This subject is very dear to us because art was a large part of our childhoods, and we feel that every child should be able to have the same access.
We’ve been incredibly lucky to get to work at DASH every week. The staff has been so supportive in allowing us to have full creative freedom with our projects, even if we make a total mess. Which is very likely.
We have now been teaching Art Group with the children at DASH for a little over a year now, and we are constantly in awe of the incredible art work these kids create. They are in school all day, often with after-school activities, and somehow still arrive to Art Group at 6 pm full of enthusiasm and excitement for the week’s project. We’ve also been able to build close relationships with these children, and seeing them is not always just about making art, but the connection we have to them.
Art Group is just as exciting and experimental for us. We look forward to it just as much as they do. Sometimes it’s nice to just sit and color. Or paint. Or cut up bits of paper. It’s just as therapeutic for us. We are so fortunate to have made this connection with DASH, and are truly honored to receive this award."