from heART to heART, the first arts and crafts event hosted by JamQuest. On September 23rd, we gathered at Radford University in Virginia. There were art stations taught by three art and design students. The stations included collage, the usage of graphite to draw the hand symbols “I love you” and “peace", and stamping patterns and letters on copper pieces for necklaces and bracelets. Through engaging with the teachers and being exposed to the various mediums that were offered, participants had the opportunity to have their creativity drawn out. Based off the biographies and interests of the children, piece of art were made and notes of encouragement were written to each of the nineteen children supported in Kenya. Live music, faceprinting, and an art gallery featuring works by those in the New River Valley were offered.
We were blown away by the outcome and how much it was blessed by God. Over seventy people attended. In total, $2,271.69 was raised. Eighty two pieces of art and many notes will be mailed to the children to meet emotional needs. It was an incredible experience to use our passions of creativity and art to impact the children by giving them love, encouragement, and inspiration, while raising money to further their education.
JamQuest World Changer