The Artists’ League of the Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club will host their 7th Annual Valentine Making and Music event this weekend as a fun get-together and fundraiser for education.
At the ready will be a smorgasbord of craft supplies, including paper hearts, clouds, butterflies, shrubbery, animals of every kind, stickers, stamps, ribbons and envelopes to make the most beautiful Valentine cards and crafts.
“This event provides the perfect opportunity for all ages to be creative together, making Valentine cards and crafts for school mates, friends and family,” organizers said.
Members of Artists’ League will be on hand to instruct participants in a variety of Valentine crafts, including crocheted yarn hearts, Scandinavian paper hearts, and heart mobiles.
Funds raised from the event will benefit the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation, which provides funding for arts programs in local public schools; with matching funds donated by the Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club to School on Wheels, dedicated to tutoring homeless children.
Musicians will add to the creative ambiance and snacks will be provided to keep up energy levels high.
The event is open for all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult.
“We will provide you with a wide variety of Valentine making supplies to make the most beautiful Valentine cards,” organizers said. “Special craft sessions will teach participants how to make heart mobiles, crocheted hearts and Scandinavian paper hearts.”
The event runs from 10am – 3pm, Saturday, February 6 at the Santa Monica Woman’s Club, 1210 4th St., Santa Monica. $10 donation goes directly to charity.
The mission of the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation is to engage the community to invest in a vibrant educational experience for all students in the Santa Monica and Malibu public schools. Established in 1982 by a dedicated group of parents, community leaders, and local business owners, SMMEF raises funds to enhance and supplement the curriculum of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. SMMEF-funded staff and programs include arts education for the district’s 4,900 elementary students, 87 instructional assistants, and enrichment grants for all 16 schools in the district. To learn more, visit smmef.org.
The mission of School on Wheels is to enhance educational opportunities for homeless children, shrinking the gaps in their education and providing them with the highest level of education possible. The program serves as a consistent support system to homeless students at a time of great stress and fear and includes the message that they are cared about and important.