I am excited to share that the pouch for 6 Degrees of Creativity’s Random Acts of Art Project is safely back on the road for its creative travels!
Just this week, the pouch arrived to Sue in Oaklyn, New Jersey- Yes!
Next stop: Lindsey in Medford Lakes, New Jersey!
Cedar Crest College had its “Welcome Back Festival” for students today and the art therapy studio was a designated stop on their “tour” of the campus. In the studio students were provided with scraps of fabric, markers, wire, and adornments including, art bits from the pouch. They were encouraged to create a “hope or wish” for their coming academic year and then attach their piece to a wire mandala that eventually was identified as a “dream catcher.
The final piece represents for me the many layers of a college community (the fabric pieces) and the structure of the academic body and faculty (the wire mandala that is not seen) that can transform fears and uncertainties into life-affirming experiences.
Here are some wishes and hopes:
“To grow as a person”
“To find myself”
“To remain present”
“To make friends”
“To find and pursue my true purpose”
I will be keeping this structure in the art therapy studio space as a reminder to students who were involved of their intentions. In an attempt to pull the campus community together in a different way (through art making), I will be using the experience from this work to begin a program for the students that includes open studio experiences in the art therapy studio. This will allow nursing, education, social work, math, art, and all majors on campus to benefit from a community space and connection across disciplines. ~Rebecca Arnold, Cedar Crest College
Thank you Rebecca for sharing this experience and the art created by students, infused with some creative goodness from the pouch! Wonderful! I look forward to seeing more of the art inspired by and created with the pouch’s artsy stuff & good vibes… 🙂
About the project: A 8 x 6 inch canvas pouch filled with various artsy stuff, is mailed amound participants to make some creative goodness with…then the created art is given away in a random act of art to someone else! The pouch gets filled back up with more creative stuff & then mailed again to the next participant to continue the creative cycle! This project will have 60 stops over the next 17 months (more or less!) to destinations in the US, Canada, Italy, the UK, India, Singapore, New Zealand, and Australia.