This month Money Supermarket kindly donated £30 to spend on my chosen charity. So, I thought it would be fitting do spend the money for a place where I do voluntary art therapy. The Garage Art Group based in Evesham, the charity uses the medium of art to encourage health and well-being with individuals who are suffering from mental illness or learning difficulties.
First I went to the charity shops to see what I could find for the group. Sue Ryder have a great range of brand new art materials in all of their stores. The group was specifically in need of some acrylic paint and paintbrushes, I found this set which I thought was perfect.
Half price, and the money for the art supplies goes to another charity. YAY.
N.b. If you are in ever need of art materials check their range out, unfortunately I did not need any canvases today but the ones in store were of great quality and half price.
After exploring the art stores in town, I decided to make a trip to The Range. Which is the best valued store EVER especially for art supplies, it is a great place to buy affordable, high quality (this is the important part) art materials. Using cheap paints really does not do your painting any justice.
Which worked out at £2 a tube. I had been in an art store earlier that day where they were charging £4+ for each tube.
And finally with £2.50 left I brought a few paintbrushes.
I will deliver the materials to the group next week. My appreciation goes out to Sue Ryder and The Range for their great variety of art materials, and a big thanks to Money Supermarket for helping a great cause in my community.
P.S. Quote of the day- "Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life."
- Pablo Picasso