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Monterey County-based charity launches art sessions and fundraising events to he

Monterey County-based charity launches art sessions and fundraising events to he

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Monterey County-based charity launches art sessions and fundraising events to heal and unite the community

PRESS RELEASE: 11 August 2022 / Monterey County

A new Monterey-based charity set-up to support children and families has announced a number of art sessions and events throughout the year, to help bring the local community back together.

Launched in 2019 just before the Coronavirus pandemic, Vicky’s Art School is a charity designed to encourage, inspire, and provide opportunities for healing through art. The charity offers a completely open and creative space for children with disabilities and social disadvantages – allowing its students to find healing and mindfulness through art and creative expression.

Vicky Lee, the founder, set-up the charity after experiencing difficult times with her own family, and noticing how much art helped them process and get through any trauma.

Since then, Vicky’s Art School has had its challenges throughout the pandemic, with many classes and sessions being impacted in some way. Now though, the charity is excited to launch a number of fundraising events that are expected to unite the community and allow them to continue helping even more families throughout the county.

“Many people underestimate the importance of creative expression,” says Vicky.

“However, this should never be underestimated. Many children are healed by their own expressive process, and being able to have full creative freedom can allow them to feel heard and seen, especially in such a supportive environment. So that’s our main aim here – to help children and families heal, through our classes and art.”

“Sadly, and for some reason, many children in our community do not fit into the world’s assumption of ‘normal’. I’m a mother myself, and have three beautiful children – including one cancer warrior that is a 4 x brain tumor survivor. I therefore understand and have a first-hand experience of how challenging it can be to celebrate a child that may not fit into what everyone else assumes is ‘normal’.”

Vicky’s Art School has so far offered a number of healing classes and art clubs for its many families, but now – they’re hoping to announce more events that will hopefully allow them to impact even more families in a positive way, whilst uniting the community as one.

Some of the charity’s current classes include ‘manifesting your dreams’, which encourages families to design vision boards and creatively think about their future.

“We really do envision a place where a child’s creativity can be brought to life, thus kick-starting their own healing process. So many children and families go through some kind of trauma or hardship, each situation varying and being different to the next - so it can be difficult to fully understand where to go from there. As someone who has always interacted with my community though, and worked with children with learning disabilities for 20 years, I’m now so pleased to start sharing my gift of creativity and to help enhance the lives of those affected by learning disabilities, physical challenges, economic and social disadvantages.”

Notes to Editors

Vicky’s Art School continues to do everything they can to help families throughout the county. Now, they’re going to be hosting a number of community events to help fundraise for this special cause.

Find out more via their website, at: www.vickysartschool.org


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Victoria Lee

Founder,Vicky's Art School




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