Friday, May 31, 2013

The Art Miles Mural Project at Charity Wings Art Center


Last weekend, The Art Miles Mural Project presented a FREE Intergenerational Mural Marathon at the Charity Wings Art Center continuing their quest to create 12 miles of murals and "Be Together"


The Art Miles Mural Project is a passionate and colorful 12 year movement combining the efforts of children and adults worldwide to promote global peace and harmony through mural art. (from the Art Miles Mural Project mission statement). 


We are very excited and proud to have been able to take part in this amazing project, creating murals for Moore, Oklahoma and the city of Boston as well as intergenerational murals with parents, grandparents, children and others!


We’re very appreciative to everyone who came out to take part in this event.  We were even joined by the girls from the Vista Scholarship Pageant who worked hard on our Oklahoma mural.

To learn a bit more about The Art Miles Mural Project and Charity Wings Art Center, check out the video coverage of the event above.

A special thank you to the San Marcos Arts Council for providing all the art materials for the mural marathon.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Free online class for Art Center members!

Lisa Fulmer of Lisa Liza Lou Designs will share some creative techniques for painting and stamping paper mache boxes.

Perfect for storing jewelry and other treasures, or for gift-giving...and yes, an empty box CAN be the gift itself!

Wednesday - June 5, 2013
6:00 - 7:00pm (PT)
Charity Wings Parlour

Click the link a few minutes before class time to "enter the room" and join the live webcast and chat. Be sure to type in your full name at the prompt.

If you'd like to work along with Lisa, here are the supplies you'll need to have on hand:

  • Paper mache box with a lid (any size or style)
  • White gesso
  • Assorted colors of acrylic craft paints
  • Texture medium (sand, stucco, flake, glass bead, etc.)
  • Clear gloss medium
  • Rubber and/or foam stamps
  • Assorted ribbons, metal/washi tapes, embellishments
  • Craft glue, sea sponge, palette knife
  • Scrap cardboard for testing techniques
  • Hair dryer 
  • Blue painter's tape, freezer paper
  • Paint brushes, water cup, baby wipes

This online class is free for Art Center members. For only $10 per month, you can be an Art Center member and enjoy loads of benefits like this, too! Click here to learn more.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Art Miles Mural Project: Intergenerational Mural Marathon at Charity Wings Art Center

The Art Miles Mural Project  presents Intergenerational Mural Marathon at the brand new Charity Wings Art Center Friday, May 24 11AM-5PM Saturday, May 25 11AM-5PM especially for grandparents and grandchildren, moms and dads, teens and aunts and uncles, neighbors and friends of all ages. Come join our quest to create 12 miles of murals and "Be Together" This is a FREE mural marathon and all materials are provided by the San Marcos Arts Council!

Tie Dye Your Summer with iLoveToCreate and Charity Wings

tie dye your summer info

The Original Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye Van is coming to the Charity Wings Art Center on Saturday May 25 from 6-8 pm to spread the joy of tie-dye fun and creativity! Join us for this FREE event to create your own Tie-Dye t-shirt and have some fun!  Full details here!


OH and did I mention that iLoveToCreate has a Tie Dye Your Summer contest going on?  You could win an iPad and a Tulip One-Step Tie Dye Party! Enter here.


And for your sweet tooth... Li'l Miss Shortcakes is a mobile CupCakery that strives to bring a unique spin on all things cake right to your curb-side or special event. They’ll be at the Tie Dye Your Summer event too! Yummmmmm!!!

tiedyedshirts To get you in the mood, check out iLoveToCreate’s Pinterest board of 101 Tie Dye Shirt Ideas here!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

National Scrapbook Day 2013 Recap


What do you get when you mix the Charity Wings Art Center with a Robin’s Nest 15th anniversary celebration and a National Scrapbook Day crop?   FUN FUN FUN!  Even better than that we raised money for the amazing organization, TERi Inc., whose mission is to change the way the world sees people with autism and other developmental disabilities.



Croppers joined us in Oceanside, CA for this crop AND we did a LIVE STREAM of  the event with challenges, demos, make n takes,  and fun giveaways!  You can see the recording of the livestream here.

rockinredrobinCheck out one of the super make n take demos we did during this event above!  Isn’t this wall hanging from West Coast Stamper/Rockin’ Red Robin lovely? 

We so appreciate the support all of you have given us for this and other events!  We could never do this without all of you behind us.  This note from Greg of TERi Inc. touched us deeply and we wanted to share it with all of you because YOU are such an important part of our team!

Elena and the Charity Wings Team,

I cannot express the appreciation I have for your generosity of time and spirit! That you would pull together a group of caring individuals to selflessly give to our organization is a remarkable statement of what Charity Wings is all about…giving to those who are less fortunate. The fact that everyone seem to enjoy the event and appreciate the spirit in which they were brought together is further evidence of the innate goodness of your group.


Thursday, May 2, 2013

Our First Official Charity Wings Art Center Class!


We just had our first official Charity Wings Art Center free class for a special breast cancer support group.  Look at these amazing results!






What an inspiring night it was!  Thank you for helping us to bring art into the lives of those who need it!