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Fatu S
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the project

Many people who are artistically inclined say that the creation of their art is a wonderful stress reliever. The creation of art can provide a catharsis for difficult emotions, a distraction from stressful thoughts and experiences, and a chance to get into a state of "flow" that can be restorative in many ways. Even those who are not artistically inclined can still benefit from artistic creation. Studies that examine the effects of art on stress and mood don't analyze the talent of the subjects or the quality of their creations—just the effects on how they feel afterward—and these effects are highly positive! So if you're looking for a great way to relieve stress, you may want to try delving into an art activity anyway. Here are some great ideas to get you going.

the steps

Build A Schedule

Secure Instructors

Market To Parents/Recruit Participants

Purchase Art Supplies

Begin Project

why we're doing it

One reason drawing and coloring may be helpful for stress is that the act itself brings us to the present moment it can be an exercise in mindfulness, the creation of something beautiful can be soothing and engulfing, as we know from history and research. There are many ways you can engage in artistic activities to soothe your frazzled nerves, or just to deepen your inner peace and express yourself, and each has its own appeal, based on your personality and needs.  


Disbursed budget: 06.17.22

TOTAL RAISED = $3,261.00
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $163.05
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $57.66

Original budget:

ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $163
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)

Random ART Items (for activities) $250.00

Stipend for Instructors  $1500.00

Marketing Material $250.00

Project Manager Stipend $1000.00


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