The very resourceful Haitians have a long history of traveling by Tap Taps, which are some of the most colorful vehicles you will ever see. Click HERE to download this original coloring page for FREE. Here’s a fun fact about their name – when a traveler wants to get off at a stop, they reach out and “tap, tap” the side to let the driver know to slow down. How efficient is that?
Art trading cards are little works of art that measure 2.5” x 3.5” in size. In July 2013, Project HOPE Art will once again be traveling to Haiti, and would love to deliver as many of these cards as possible to children who have so much less than the rest of the world. If you would like to take part in this drive, and send a message of good will, please follow the project requests below. Use any type paper […]
Want to see something amazing? These photos were just sent from Racine, Claudel and Romel, three Haitian artists that Project HOPE Art worked with last summer. They took some of Melissa’s photos of Haiti children and created these works of recycled art with materials found around their home in Port-Au-Prince. These pieces and more are going to be brought up for several art shows in Oakland this fall, but you folks get the first sneak preview. Aren’t they great?
About 3 short years ago, I received an email from northern California, showing me one of my murals that was colored and hanging on a school wall in Haiti. Long story short — that exchange changed my life. I soon met the amazing women of Project Hope Art, joined their cause, and have had so many incredible adventures with them ever since. I’ve drawn, painted, colored, crafted, danced, laughed (and cried!) with them and some of the most adorable little […]
Categories: Join the Team
Here’s a preview of Project HOPE Art’s new Haiti Mural, available in just a couple of weeks. This original image was created by Shepard Fairey, an American graphic designer and illustrator who is best known for the iconic HOPE Obama poster. For just $10, you will receive a pdf file that you can print, color, and tape together to make an amazing 40″ x 60″ poster. All proceeds will go to fund Project HOPE Art’s ongoing work in Haiti. Stay tuned […]
Project HOPE Art completed it’s 7th trip to Haiti last week, and it was filled with new milestones and new memories – plenty to last a lifetime! Below is a brief overview of what transpired from July 6th – July 22nd, 2012. Team members Melissa Schilling, Sylwia Jarosz, Kathy Barbro, Sarah Bolls and Liz Anker worked with kids at a total of 5 locations: the OJFA Orphanage, Pastor Jules’ orphanage, SAKALA, the Neuf Beouf school, and patients at the TB ward […]
Categories: short story series
The children at Nadine’s orphanage painted some beautiful dinner plate art during Project HOPE Art’s last visit. You can get your own copy on a jumbo size coffee mug to make sure all your days start off with a smile. Five dollars from every sale go to support our ongoing work in Haiti. Click HERE to shop at our CafePress store.
These posters are part of Project Hope Art’s Renegade Storytelling Project, bringing popular children’s stories to life for the people of Haiti in schools and streets. High resolution images are downloadable for a $5 donation. Click on the button to purchase via PayPal and you will get immediate download instructions.
I created this mural to celebrate the amazing artwork of a young Haitian artist named Pierre Maxo, and to raise funds for HOPE Art’s ongoing work in Haiti. It’s been very popular since it was posted last year, and is value packed with 3 sizes of murals included in one pdf template for just $10. This fundraising mural contains 9, 16 and 36 page versions (preview here) of Mr. Maxo’s “Jungle” painting. Instructions and color guide are included. To purchase […]
The people over at Oliver + S Pattern Company are hosting a sewing party for HOPE Art’s ongoing Haiti Dress Drive. If you live in the area, and would like to hang out with these amazing ladies, send them as RSVP and you can help them sew right in the Oliver + S design studio. They’ll be making dresses for young girls, and simple shorts for boys. All the fabric is being donated by Moda. Thanks so much to Liesl […]
This mural was created to celebrate the colorful work of Haitian artist Berny Mathias, and to continue to raise funds for HOPE Art’s work with Haitian children. This fundraising mural contains 12-, 24- and 35-page versions (preview HERE) of Berny Mathias’ “Market Day” painting. Instructions and color guide are included. To purchase this fundraiser at the special price of $10, click the “Add to Cart” button to make your payment via Paypal. Download instructions will follow upon completion of payment. All […]
Love style? Then drink this up, because our eye-catching ceramic tumbler is a work of art. Plus it’s also a workhorse — thanks to a solid design with steel inner-sleeve that’s ideal for hot or cold beverages. Holding a full 15 oz. and fitting into most vehicle’s cup holders (includes snap-tight lid), it’s also a great choice for travel. Measures 7″ tall Holds 15 oz. Ceramic outer shell, stainless steel inner sleeve Gasket-sealed lid, with snap tight closure Hand wash […]
There are 40 girls (and 1 boy) that make up the OJFA orphanage in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. Here are just a few of their beautiful faces and their names. These kids are all just a few weeks away from getting a boatload of new sundresses (and more!) that the HOPE Art team will deliver in early January. Stay tuned to see photos of that happy event.
Categories: short story series
Just created – a new journal over at Project HOPE Art’s CafePress Store. The drawing was made by a little boy in Jacmel during our visit to Haiti last August. I love the colors and think this would make a great gift for any art lover. You can never have too many art journals! The price is $14.49 and $5 from each sale will go back to support Project HOPE Art’s work in Haiti. So let your holiday shopping dollars […]
Now available, a large coffee mug with HOPE Art’s new logo. Five dollars from every sale goes to support HOPE Art’s work with children in Haiti. Make your shopping a win/win for everyone by shopping at our HOPE Art store.
I’d like to give a special thank you to all the amazing seamstresses who continue to send in homemade sun dresses for HOPE Art’s Dress Drive. Our original goal was 30 dresses, a new one for each girl, and our count is now at 68 and still climbing!! It’s been incredibly heartwarming to watch them continue to come in. For those of you that may not have sewing skills, but would like to support this project, HOPE Art has a […]
Earlier this month, when Project HOPE Art was at Nadine’s orphanage in Port-Au-Prince, it became abundantly clear just how few clothes many of her girls have. The things they do own are very worn at best, some just barely holding together. HOPE Art would like to change this, with a personal touch, by starting a Homemade Dress Drive. We are inviting all seamstresses, beginner or advanced, to make one or more simple sundresses (our goal is 30) which will be […]
Categories: Thank Yous
An ingenious suggestion from a friend has brought about this “Seeds In A CD Case” experiment that Project Hope Art will soon bring to Haiti. Beans are some of the most nutritional food around, and we hope to share their amazing growth process with young and old alike by starting plants out in CD cases. Wet potting soil and lots of sun gives the beans a great place to sprout. Stay tuned to see how these little guys change in […]
Categories: Urban Agriculture
This mural template celebrates the amazing artwork of a Haitian artist named Pierre Maxo, and is now available for immediate download for the price of just $10. A multipage pdf file, this document will allow the user to create large murals (three size options) when colored in and taped back together. You can see a preview of the 9, 16 and 36 page versions of Mr. Maxo’s “Jungle” mural template HERE. Complete instructions and color guide are included. To purchase, […]
Categories: Art Projects