"Relax, Relate, Create" in the words of Tanya Watler
Tanya was unhappy about the lack of art programs that are not giving back to underprivileged and disabled youth in our area. Over the past few years, the public schools have cut the art education out of their budgets. And some art classes or programs for youths and their families can be costly.
In turn, Tanya Watler decided to create a workshop program that gives back to the youth and their parents, caregivers or family members. This gives them an opportunity to be exposed to the arts again for free. The seed money to get this going has been planted and provided by the sales from Tanya Watler’s paintings and 5% of every sale from her store. But we still need help with funding!
This workshop program is 100% community driven through volunteer time and donations. The program is taught as a one-on-one in-store session and as a group session outside and will also be taught at community centers, parks, etc. We are trying to launch “Relax, Relate, Create” workshop this fall.
The Workshop Program Consist Of:
• Art workshops: painting, graffiti, cartooning, drawing, graphics, & mixed media.
• Having Fun & Enjoying the Arts.
• Teach techniques from basic to advanced skills.
• Special guest artists & volunteer art teachers to instruct.
• Hands-on opportunity to use different materials to create.
• Teaching them how to sell, market and distribute their art for a profit.
• Helping them become creatives and independent thinkers.
• L.A.B will hold exhibits of artwork and create a coffee table book, as well as
market and sell their artwork online, which will be a 80/20 split: 80% to the youth
and 20% to the program for expenses. Will also feature one artist-work for sale in-store.
• The program comes with an Art Kit filled with the tools that best fits their art direction.
• Group art outings with their parents or care giver.
• Promote more family time with each student and their family members or caregivers and to be exposed to the arts.
Lil Art Bodega is Located
Inside the Container Park.
707 Fremont & 7th Las Vegas, NV 89101
Suite 2230, 2nd Floor