This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.
The Monster Project is the undertaking of a passionate collection of artists who share a common goal: to help children recognize the power of their own imaginations and to encourage them to pursue their creative potential! They imply invite elementary students to draw monsters. Once their creations have taken shape, they bring them to life in their own artistic styles. Then, when they deliver these new interpretations back to the students in person, they are able to see what their idea sparked in others.
With a decreasing emphasis on arts in schools, many children don’t have the opportunity for creative exploration they deserve. That’s a monstrous trend they would like to destroy. As artists theirselves, they understand how important that initial creative exposure is and how it can truly alter the shape of a child’s future. By collaborating with the students and finding inspiration from their imaginings, they hope to help them recognize the value of their ideas and make them feel excited about the potential of their own minds. Creativity comes in many forms, and they hope to encourage their exploration of their own unique perceptions of the world they share. And, while they’re at it, they want to introduce to them the notion of art as a legitimate career path.
As of November 18th, this project has raised around $8,500 of their $20,000 goal. This project only has 12 days left to raise the $20,000 or it will not be funded! For a pledge of $10, you will get a monster book activity sampler. For a pledge of $25, you will get the monster activity book. To learn more and to pledge money, go to; https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gomonsterproject/the-monster-project