Educate, Empower and Heal At-Risk Youth

HOPE in ACTION Updates
New Years Edition | January 2012
(to see the full version click here: )

With your support, Art Studio was able to empower more youth than ever in 2011. Highlights of the 2011 year include:

 Over 250 Youth Served


Outreach programs included:
  • Art Studio In The Schools at 4 locations
  • Summer and Weekend Workshops at Our Art Studio Community Location
  • Camillus House Program Site
  • Field Trips & Youth Art Activity Days

Partnership with Wade's World Foundation


Art Studio's sponsorship partner Wades's World Foundation continued support of our Little Haiti youth by inviting us to Mr. Dwyane Wade's holiday gift giving "3 Under The Tree" event at Santa's Enchanted Forest on Dec 22nd, 2011. Thirty Art Studio youth ages 7-18 yrs enjoyed a day of pizza, gifts, meeting Mr. Wade, amusement park rides and fun! The highlight of the evening was when Mr. Wade presented Art Studio a sponsorship check for $10,000 continuing his support of our Art Studio Creative-Holistic programs into 2012.
THANK YOU to you and all of our Sponsors of 2011

 To learn about sponsorship opportunities, contact us at
Special THANK YOU to our Amazing Volunteers! 
Our team of volunteers are the backbone of Art Studio, providing ongoing
inspiration and support of our Art Studio youth.
Interested in joining our team of volunteers? 
Contact Us to start today | or Click Here to learn more
Want to hear more about how Art Studio is empowering young minds


Thanks to the support of wonderful donors like you, Art Studio held another full summer of healing arts programs for at-risk youth in the Little Haiti community of Miami, FL and is getting ready for another great year of after-school creative-holistic arts programs at our local Jesse J. McCrary Elementary School. 

Summer highlights included mask-making, recycled arts, animal and environmental awareness, weekly yoga, student-written and illustrated books, and field trips to Mjuseum of Contemporary Art and the Miami Seaquarium!



Check out our full e-news with more photos and updates here:


Phone: 786-250-ART1 (2781) |
7230 NW Miami Ct Studio #5 Purple Door Miami, Fl 33150
Empowering Young Minds | Healing Systemic Poverty

Dear Friend of Art Studio,

As we near the end of the school year and begin to prepare for summer programs, our Art Studio would like to take a moment to update you on how your support continues to educate, empower and heal at-risk youth in the Little Haiti community of Miami, FL.

Art Studio's in-school and community location programs have continued to empower youth in need with creative thinking and career preparedness skills; introducing healthy means of self-expression, promoting self-confidence, and guiding youth on a path towards academic, personal, and career success.

 Our students at Miami Edison High Art Club recently had the opportunity to attend a national film festival and conference in Washington, D.C. to celebrate their success as finalists in the 'If I Had a Trillion Dollars' film contest and learn more about Media, Leadership and Advocacy. Read more about the project here

For our friends living in or visiting the Miami area, you are invited to join Art Studio and our partners, L-M-N-T Gallery and Vision, on Thursday, May 17th from 7pm - 9pm at L-M-N-T gallery (55 NW 36th St. Miami, FL 33127) for an inspirational event exploring the power of transforming a vision into reality. 

In addition to live performances, visual art and a panel of visioneers, the even will highlight the results of a student workshop exploring the personal visions of Little Haiti youth. A portion of the nights proceeds will benefit Art Studio to continue empowering youth to pursue their dreams.

Thank You for your continued support of Hope in Action! Stay tuned for our upcoming end-of-year newsletter with detailed updates and photos from the field, and visit our Facebook Page and Website for more.

With Gratitude,

Our Art Studio Team

Thanks to your support, Art Studio hosted a fun-filled summer empowering at-risk youth here at our Little Haiti location. Highlights from Summer 2011, include:

  • Movement and Fine Arts workshops with Jas'mine of True Balance Inc.
  • Sculpture and Recycled Arts workshops with Teaching Artist Ashley Cumberland
  • Cartoon Creation workshops with Estevan Acosta of partner program My Mother Planet
  • Field trips to Marlin's Baseball Games, (for many youth, this was their first professional sporting event ever!)Special thanks to the Marlins for sponsoring tickets, Aventura Limosine Service for providing transporation, and Biscayne Bay Kiwanis Club for volunteering as mentors
  • Field trip to Etra Gallery during Wynwood Art Walk, featuring student photography created with Artist Paloma
  • Field trip to Barry Gross Gallery featuring student's recycled art                                                                                                                                                                                                  ...and much more!  


                   Marlins Field Trip                               Barry Gross Gallery             Marlins Ayudan Volunteer Day


Back to School

With your support, Art Studio Miami is preparing to Educate, Empower and Heal At-Risk Haitian Youth through "Art Studio In the Schools" at FOUR local Little Haiti schools in addition to continuing programs at our community location. 

To support our youth this school year, Art Studio is launching:

Your $25 donation provides
one month of art supplies
for an Art Studio student.
Join us in spreading the word & help us reach our Goal of $15,000 by September 15th to provide every Art Studio youth with a complete art supply kit through the end of 2011
To read more about recent and upcoming news at Art Studio, check out our e-newsletter here



Thanks to your generous contributions, Art Studio has educated, and empowered and healed at-risk youth in THREE local schools in addition to it's community location in the Little Haiti area of Miami, Florida. Through creative-holistic art forms such as painting, drawing, sculpture, theater, film, movement, mindful breathing, journaling, and more, our youth have learned about themselves, the environment, their community and each other. 
Some highlights from the programs that YOU helped fund include:
Everything is Energy at Jesse J. McCrary Elementary School
led by Teaching Artist Ashley Cumberland
Fun Fact: This spring, students in this program performed a play about overcoming adversity, featuring characters, costumes, and scenery they created after studying elements of the periodic table. Science + art = fun! Art integration at it's best!  
Film/Theater at Morningside Elementary School
led by Teaching Artist Anna Blash
FUN FACT: Zombies and dream machines gone wrong may sound like a plot for a horror movie, yet this film created by Morningside students demonstrates the power of friendship and community to turn even the scariest scenarios into a positive solution.

My Mother Planet Cartoon Creation at Miami Edison Middle School
led by Teaching Artist Estevan Acosta
and Miami Edison Middle School art teacher Ms. Hollifield
After a field trip to the Design District's 2nd Saturday, students were excited to create their own artwork for a professional gallery show. Their hard work paid off as their artwork was displayed at the Bakehouse Art Complex during the Art is Life event on June 10th
Artoconecto KidsART at Art Studio's Community Location
led by Teaching Artist Leda Almar
Fun Fact: In addition to creating beautiful prints and t-shirts, select students from this program were awarded scholarships to participate in Artoconecto's summer camp
Special Thanks to Our Sponsors for the 2010-2011 School Year

                                              Lynn Willie Foundation

                                       Individual Donors like YOU


The programs were made possible in part with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and theCultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.
Click here to see our July E-Newsletter with more details on how Art Studio has celebrated HOPE in ACTION this year.
We hope you will continue to support our project to educate, empower and heal at-risk youth through creative-holistic arts. Please feel free to spread the word about our cause and share why you choose to support HOPE in ACTION.
Phone: 786-250-ART1 (2781) |
7230 NW Miami Ct Studio #5 Purple Door Miami, Fl 33150
Empowering Young Minds | Healing Systemic Poverty



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