What is your wish for this project?
After being inspired by another local organization that started an art class for their local homeless, I wanted to create a similar program that was open to artists of all levels and individuals with no experience. I wanted these classes to help these individuals, often outcasted by society and alone, redevelop a sense of human connection.
How did it go?
It did not go to plan at all. The surveys had a great response, the art activists had a great response, the venue was enthusiastic to give us the hall to use, but when it came down to the first three meetings, attendance was horrible. Nobody from the kitchen showed up, except two individuals that came the second day, and again none on the third session. This program was conducted every Friday so over a three-week period only two people participated and that was well below my expectations. When i...read more