Creative Endeavors by Laura Lynne

Creative Endeavors by Laura Lynne

I am an art educator with many years of experience facilitating people of all ages in their journeys to express themselves visually, demonstrating how to use the tools and techniques of making art so they can release their creativity, regardless of their perceived level of talent. I believe that creative expression is very personal and needs only to benefit the creator - if Someone Else likes the outcome, so much the better - but it's the process of creating art that is of the utmost importance.

While I was a student pursuing my Art Education degree 15 years ago I saw that there are many remote communities in northern Arizona - small towns scattered over great distances throughout the entire area - and most of the residents cannot afford art lessons and art materials even if they were locally available. So I thought, What if there was a way to bring art to people in need the same way that books are brought to those who cannot come to the library? Like a book mobile but for sharing art!

I had no clue how to fund such an idea so I put it on the back burner of my mind, got my teaching certificate and became a public school art teacher. Many years later I participated in Burning Man for the first time and saw all the magnificent "mutant vehicle" art cars. I was mesmerized by the variety of creative expression parading in front of me. These vehicles not only brought people out to the art of Burning Man - they were works of art in and of themselves! What a concept! This inspired me to dust off the ol' mobile art studio idea and actively pursue raising funds to make it a reality.

Artistic Aura is an interactive art experience bringing art supplies and quality art education to remote communities. It's a traveling classroom and gallery gifting the opportunity to engage in creating artworks that will be displayed throughout the community before going home with the creators.

I'm donating all proceeds of my ArtPal Gallery to Artistic Aura. Your purchase of my artwork - originals, prints, and mugs - will bring art materials and art education to countless men, women, and children for many years to come! For more information about Artistic Aura, please visit my website at THANK YOU!!!