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BAC asks for art supply donations

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The Bossier Arts Council is seeking the public’s help in providing much needed art supplies to local schools.

As musicians, artists, performers, parents and educators, you know that every local arts community needs to support our children and their creativeness. One of the best ways that we can do that is to provide the tools that are desperately needed to create art.

While the people of our community are surrounded by a potentially vibrant culture of traditional music and dance, other art forms too often suffer from neglect. In almost every school, the arts simply aren’t a part of daily curriculum. Talented visual artists, songwriters, dancers and instrumentalists–working in both traditional and modern modes–have few opportunities to share their work.

The Bossier Arts Council is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization (TID 72-0895929) dedicated to promoting, supporting, and providing cultural events and programming in order to enhance the quality of life and to develop a cultural identity for Bossier Parish. We feel that $1 per year per student is simply not enough to foster that growth. Teachers often pull resources from their own pockets to provide much needed supplies for their classrooms.

Project Art Supplies, under the umbrella of The Bossier Arts Council, is an outreach program which offers supplemental art supplies to schools in Bossier Parish.

You can help make this a success by choosing to help in one of two ways:

  • Cash donations to help with the purchase of school supplies.
  • Donations of commonly used art supplies (ex. markers, crayons, paints, brushes, paper)

Your financial support during Project Art Supplies campaign is vital to our mission to provide art supplies to area students. If you consider yourself a patron of community development through the arts, becoming a supporter is for you! Donations of any size are appreciated and needed.

In addition to cash, BAC is also accepting donations of materials (art supplies).

Commonly used art supplies may be dropped off at our offices. These donations are tax-deductible.

The simplest way to give is by visiting www.bossierarts.org, and clicking the link called “Donate.”

 

One Stop Classes continue this fall

Bossier Arts Council will continue their Artist One Stop classes this fall.

All classes are free with a Bossier Arts Council Membership $25. Memberships are good for 12 months from the date paid. Classes are held in the Artist One Stop at BAC, 630 Barksdale Blvd. Call 318-741-8310 or email Leigh Anne at leigh@bossierarts.org today to register.

September:

MAC 101: (Saturday 14th 1-3pm) Feel intimidated by the Apple! Well fear no more Maccentric is partnering with the Bossier Arts Council for this very informative class designed to help you learn everything Mac.

October:

Intro to Facebook: (Saturday 5th, 1:00pm-3:00pm) Facebook can be more than duck face pictures and checking up on your grandkids, it can be a great way to promote your art!! Learn all the basics and a few tips on marketing using this social network from BAC’s very own Robin Jones.

Artist Statement/Biography: (Tuesday 29th 5:30-7:30) Writing about yourself and your art can be hard so BAC’s here to help. Learn everything you need to know to write a killer artist statement and biography. We’ll also cover formatting in Word.

November:

Artist Resume: (Saturday 9th, 1-3pm) Everyone needs one! Learn the different ways to

organize your successes in an easy (and attractive looking) document. We’ll also cover formatting in Word.

Using Excel for Art?: (Tuesday 29th, 5:30-7:30) Did you know you could use Excel for art? Well you can! BAC will show you the basics of Excel while showing you how to format both an image list and inventory.