CREATIVE CRAFT KITSWelcome
Art4All Pittsburgh is a collaborative project between Artsmiths of Pittsburgh and Handmade Arcade with the goal of providing creative outlets for children. Using the school lunch model, Art4All Pittsburgh is creating kits to be given away at locations where students are picking up school lunches. At this time, we are working with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsyvania and the Brentwood Borough School District to distribute our craft kits.
What is a Kit?
Kits contain ONE complete project with materials and instructions in a bag. Some of the materials may be reuseable (markers, crayons, pencils, glue, etc.) and can be used to create other things.
Currently available craft kit includes a handmade journal with crayons, pencils, glue stick, stickers and creative prompts.
Coming soon! Themed kits for self-expression, the natural world, the environment, art and celebrations! Projects will include family trees, self-portraits, yarn butterflies, mosaics and more!
At this time, Art4All Pittsburgh is looking for volunteers and donations to help us create and distribute as many kits as possible.
Art4All Pittsburgh is a collaborative project between nonprofit arts organizations Artsmiths of Pittsburgh and Handmade Arcade.
We need volunteers to become kit makers, component makers and delivery people. Details.
Donations of materials to make the kits. Details.
Financial contributions. All money received will go directly to kit making and distribution. Coming Soon!
Resources and More
Who, Why, How
Art4All Pittsburgh is . . .
a collaboration between Artsmiths of Pittsburgh and Handmade Arcade.
Executive directors Kate McGrady (Artsmiths) and Tricia Brancolini-Foley (Handmade Arcade) felt a keen sense of loss in their creative worlds during the coronavirus shutdown. Together, they started Art4All with the goal of getting craft kits in the hands of children so that they can express their feelings through art.
Staying Creative is Key . . .
Art plays an important role in the lives of children and, unfortunately, it is often one of the first things to be underfunded or forgotten in times of crisis. Art4All believes that the power of creative thinking and play can help people of any age to manage times of stress and uncertainty. Creating simple craft kits to be given to children is an easy solution to keep their minds creative while having fun.
How you can help . . .
Art4All Pittsburgh is just getting started and needs your help.
Visit our Kit Making and Delivery page to find out how you can volunteer.
Visit our Donate page for a list of materials needed. (Coming soon! Make a monetary donation.)
Start your own Art4All group!
Contact email@example.com details.
More Resources for . . .
Getting creative at home
Getting Creative in Nature (Coming soon)
Blogs and more (Coming soon)
Keep calm, keep crafty, keep creating!
– Kate and Tricia