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Don't Dis my Ability - An Artist's Journey to learn stone carving
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Don't Dis My Ability An Artist's Journey To Learn Stone Carving
Project 2014-05-01 15:40:26 +1200
Paul Moat is a disabled artist who accesses Dudley Arthouse. Dudley Arthouse is a vocational service run by Idea services (IHC) and supports disabled artists to access the arts and a working studio, gallery experience environment.
Paul is an emerging artist based in the Hutt Valley and works in the medium of paint and mixed media and has recently discovered a passion for stone carving. Late last year paul attended a stone carving class at The Learning Connexion - International School of Art and Creativity (TLC) in Taita, Lower Hutt as the dudley arthouse environment is not suitable for carving, he decided he wanted to learn more.
Paul thrived in this creative environment and had access to process's and tools he generally can't access and successfully carved a sculpture with minimal support. Paul would love to attend a casual class at the Art School to focus on developing his stone carving skills and be in an environment that encourages and embraces creativity and exploration with other ableminded artists.
Paul works hard to achieve his goals and as his support staff we really want to help him to reach his goal/dream of going to art school. Paul was selected as a finalist in the IHC Art Awards in 2013 for his sculptural replication of the "rovers return" made out of 4000 matchsticks - he has a determination to succeed in his abilties rather than focusing on his disability.
We are looking to raise $750 to pay for Paul to attend a terms stone carving class at The Learning Connexion to cover his class fees, a block of oamaru stone and some files, Paul has limited finances but has come up with some creative ways to reward pledgers through his artwork and skills. Our hope is that Paul can work side by side with other artists and share and generate ideas to develop his body of work with the mind to eventually enrol on the certificate in art and creativity program that TLC offers to gain a tertiary qualification.
Thanks for your support so far
05/06/2014 at 1:09 PM
A big thank you to everyone that has supported my project and made pledges or shared my page. We are on the countdown now to the last few weeks of the project and I have been working hard on making all my rewards - I am also quite busy getting my IHC Art Award entry finished so it is busy times.
If you can continue to support me by telling your friends and contacts about my project I would really appreciate it as with your help I am halfway to reaching my goal. Thanks again for all your support.