Painting and donating

Class members showing bras they are donating to Free the Girls

The class with bras we brought to donate

Three dimensional cards with watercolor images by Jo Myers-Walker

Adding another dimension to artwork

I’m pleased to be offering classes at Iowa Artisans Gallery, and my first class there was also a fundraiser! Part of the proceeds went to Free the Girls, an international non-profit that collects new and gently-used bras of good quality and condition for survivors of sex trafficking to sell as entrepreneurs in the second-hand marketplace. The organization currently operates in Mozambique, El Salvador and Costa Rica.

In class we painted chickens, other birds, and flowers and cut and folded them into pop-up cards. The gallery posted a short Facebook video of a painting demonstration from the event. Class members also brought bras to donate to the cause!

Iowa Artisans Gallery will be collecting bras until November 24, 2019, or see the Free the Girls website for more ways to help.

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