Back to School with Creativity Explored
This back-to-school season, Sakura of America is continuing a philanthropic partnership with Creativity Explored in San Francisco, supplying over 130 neurodiverse and disabled artists with the best art supplies around.
Creativity Explored provides only the highest quality professional art supplies in their two community studios and in custom art kits for artists working from home. Sakura and Creativity Explored are proud to team up to ensure these artists have options and opportunities to explore any medium they want.
Sakura art supplies have been favorites in the Creativity Explored studios for decades. CE teaching staff – all professional working artists themselves – hand pick materials and supplies that are guaranteed to create beautiful and long-lasting art, while giving CE artists a lot of color and style choices. Of course, CE artists have their personal favorite items too (we’re looking at you, Pigma Micron Pens and Koi Watercolors).
In the Creativity Explored studios artists experiment and explore a variety of mediums to develop their own unique practice. With work stations stocked full of fresh supplies and new tools, the diverse artists and teachers working at the 40-year-old institution can focus on what they do best – creating fantastic art and building artistic careers.
Who better to tell us about all the reasons CE artists love Sakura art supplies, than the artists and teachers themselves!
- Artist Benji Saecho-Cheung just began his artistic career at Creativity Explored, but his talents are sure to take his art practice to new heights. He’s been working with Koi Watercolor and Sakura Permapaque markers, about which he shares, “I love how vibrant the colors are with the art supplies. Also, I love the quality of the art supplies”.
- Artist Ada Chow loves to draw flowers. When asked by teaching artist Alexander Hernandez, “Do you like these Sakura markers, Ada?” she responded with a resounding, “YUP! I like it!” and quickly turned her attention back to her work.
- Artist James Nielsen doesn’t always communicate with verbal language, but his enthusiasm for Sakura Expressionist Cray-Pas is apparent in his vibrant abstract work. Nielsen is a master of color and texture. He loves these materials so much, he’s committed to using every last bit of each stick to create his heavily layered compositions. Thanks to Sakura of America, James will never run out of his favorite colors.
Sakura of America and Creativity Explored are thrilled to continue our partnership and fuel the practice and careers of neurodiverse and disabled artists with their favorite art supplies. We can’t see what the artists create next!
Sakura of America and CE share a common mission, believing in a world of possibility powered by human creativity. Sakura is proud to support Creativity Explored’s commitment to disabled artists, who are making their mark on their own terms. Together, we strongly believe art is for everyone.
Meet even more artists and shop for their work on the Creativity Explored website → creativityexplored.org
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