Star Kids Bay area & International
The pandemic has caused many unimaginable changes in all sectors of the world. In particular, the form of education is also changing to the extent that online education has become the mainstream from the existing position that adhered to a traditional education framework.
At the peak of the last pandemic, school closures affected 91% of all learners, or 1.5 billion students. This has revealed that education is a public shared resources and that schools are not just places of learning, but places of protection, well-being, food and freedom.
In fact, 258 million children and young people were out of school even before the pandemic. The development of information technology and the Internet is actually widening the gap in education. There are organizations that are actively using online to close this educational gap and, if possible, make more educational opportunities for all children in the world.
Star Kids Area International was created to support immigrant families and refugee children by a group of people based on Christian love. The target audience is children from 5 years old (kindergarten) to 11 years old (6th grade). Mainly targeting children from Lebanon, Pakistan, Nepal, Tibet, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Mongolia, and Korea, through online programs, they provide knowledge in English, music, art, computer and Korean to children. It is free to use and the teachers are qualified volunteers.
If you are interested in educating refugee children or children in need of educational opportunities in that area and are interested in providing educational services as a volunteer, please visit the above website.
National Art Education Association
Founded in 1947, the National Art Education Association is the leading professional membership organization exclusively for visual arts, design, and media arts education professionals.
University credits are accepted by most school districts as evidence of high quality professional development for the purpose of licensure, assessment, and compensation. NAEA professional development activities (see the chart below) allow you to earn university credits through California State University, Chico. The credits are posted to a permanent transcript that can be documented any time you need it.
To earn university credit, you must accrue your 15, 30, or 45 hours of NAEA learning within the same twelve-month period. Then submit your NAEA Virtual Art Educators record of participation to Regional and Continuing Education at CSU, Chico along with the required application fee; enroll in EDUC 831E.
EDUC 831E: Current Issues in Art Education (accrue 15, 30, or 45 hours from the webinars, virtual conferences). Registration open now through May 1 for spring. Cost: $85 for 15 hours, $170 for 30 hours, or $255 for 45 hours.
EDUC 812C: Art Education (1 unit for attending and participating in the NAEA Convention). Registration opens February 1 and closes March 10. Cost: $85
Freelance Art Job Sites
Freelance artists are contractors that you hire in the arts. You can work in any medium, but most freelancers work in graphic fields such as illustration, design, or photography.
Rather than hiring a single company or organization, freelance artists employ their talents to a wide variety of clients. Some work with agencies or small groups of regular customers, but are self-employed.
The freelance arts field can be more challenging and fulfilling than a standard-paying job. A freelance artist must be self-motivated as he not only handles artistic tasks, but also needs to run a business effectively.
Like all artists, freelancers should have innate talent with knowledge of popular artistic trends and styles. A freelance artist should have a very flexible style that can be adapted to a variety of assignments.
Patience and communication skills are also assets, as some customers may not know exactly what they want or may not articulate their desires clearly.
Below are some of the more well-known freelance artist hiring websites.
Paint with a Twist!
Since I am a painter, I am also interested in a job related to painting and artist.
Today I would like to introduce an art studio called ' Paint and Sip'. Founded in 2007, Painting with Twist offers live painting events in its studio with wine or cocktails. Events are held at local studios owned and operated by independent franchises. Studio artists guide guests step-by-step through the process of creating a personalized painting.
Click on the screen above to go to the company's official website.
The company recruits stage artists and assistants. And then the company create a pool of the artists to make the class, and then post the class for people who want to party while learning painting through classes designed by teaching artists. There are three different length classes. The children's class is an hour and a half, followed by a 2 hour $35 painting class and a 3 hour $45 painting class.
Today, Painting with a Twist has approximately 240+ studios open or under development in 39 states.
Most of the teaching artists teach their subjects by drawing with acrylic on a canvas of size 16 x 20.
The below is the official instagram.
I captured the impressive screen from the instagram as below. There is also the birthday party or lesson for children.
As you see below, its concept is straightforward but significant. I think art comes closer to our lives than museums or galleries.
If you're an artist, you can read the below information related to the job opportunities and positions. (The contents below may differ from case to case because it is a franchise type. )
Our Mission: Through ART, we inspire people to have FUN and create lasting Memories.
Job Type: Part-time
Pay: $15.00 - $18.00 per hour
ARTogether's Mini-Grants for Artists
Are you an artist of refuge or immigrant origin? Or have you ever wanted to do a meaningful project as an artist for people in this situation? There is a non-profit organization set up to answer this question.
ARTogether’s monthly Mini-Grants for Bay Area refugee and immigrant artists awards $500 for artists for work on an ongoing art project. Grant funds may be used for artist supplies, equipment, costumes or to pay for editing or other professional work.
ARTogether is based in the Bay Area, the occupied, ancestral lands of the Ohlone people, who have stewarded and honored this landthroughout generations and are still here. We acknowledge the ongoing legacies of violence against indigenous communities and people of color in this country that provide a context for our work.
The above is a capture of the main content of the site. An organization called Art Together is particularly noteworthy, finding refugees from Afghanistan and providing them with much-needed art based services.
ARTogether’s Afghan Community Wellness Program is a creative new approach to supporting newly-arrived Afghan refugees and parolees in our community. Combining welcoming spaces for connection with wraparound occupational therapy support and art-based activities, the Afghan Community Wellness Program works to provide community connection, essential support, and wellness resources to Afghan communities throughout the East Bay.
If you are interested in this organization or are interested in many social issues, such as refugee issues and immigrant fusion issues, you may want to consider the mini-grants provided here. Below is the grant application form.
As you can see from the above form, you should introduce the project needed to help the socially underprivileged, such as an immigrant or refugee artist in need, and write in detail the need for this project, the effectiveness of the funding, and whether additional funds are needed in the future.
Myungja Anna Koh