The 7th annual Art of Giving happened in April. Art of Giving is hands down my favorite art event all year, and it was my 5th time to participate as an artist. The event takes place in a plastic sheet covered room at Dell Children’s Hospital. Kids and artists team up to make art and local businesses sponsor the collaborative art pieces made at the event. This year we raised $180,000 to support art, music, and play therapy to kids at Dell Children’s. How awesome is that?!
If you’re new here, check out the past collaborative art pieces:
- String art (My 1st Art of Giving)
- Tissue paper art (My 2nd Art of Giving)
- Spray bottle and syringe art (My 3rd of Art of Giving)
- Bleeding tissue paper house (My 4th Art of Giving)
- Matisse inspired collage (My 5th Art of Giving)
- 12 Collaborative art projects (All of the pieces from the 1st Art of Giving)
- 11 Collaborative art projects (All of the pieces from the 3rd Art of Giving)
- 13 Collaborative art projects (All of the pieces from the 4th Art of Giving)
Below are 15 collaborative art projects from 2019 Art of Giving. The day the art is made is magical chaos. I’m only sharing that tid big because I don’t have process information on every peice that was created that day since I’m busy working with kids on my peice.
15 Collaborative Art Pieces
1. Ice shoots
Troy Allen is known for his interactive art playgrounds, and this year did not disappoint. He created slides with a metal roof piece and had kids slide water color filled ice cubes down the slides. The ice cubes melted to create multiple masterpieces.
2. Oil paintings
Jet Baker lets the kids go wild with paint palette spatulas and paint brushes. He is also the mastermind behind the nonprofit that combines art and community building to bring art kits to kids in the hospital and with Share Art Heal!
Becca Borrelli shared her love of doodling with the kids to create this Austin masterpeice for Aero Capital Solutions.
4. Mattise collage
I accidentally created a collaborative I-Spy Mattise inspired collage! The accidental part was the I-Spy aspect of the art, but the kids kept cutting out creative shapes. Of course, we had to include them all! Can you spy “Epic”, “Milk”, a music note, spider, apple, jellyfish, and dinosaur?
I love that Sue Moore brought back the Spirograph for kids to use and incorporate into these fun pieces!
6. Patti Ramos White
7. Watercolor collages
Mandy Gregory turned the kids watercolor into incredible collages!
8. White out
I love Terry Powell’s whimsical, colorful creations. He lets kids go wild with paint and then adds his on touch with white paint on top to create the final peice.
9. Giant clay necklace
This was Karen Woodward’s first time participating in the Art of Giving and she nailed it with the giant necklace idea! Each kiddo created a single clay bead and she strung them together to make a necklace complete with an oversized clasp. I love that it was sponsored by Kendra Scott!
10. Rebeca Harrell
11. Painted tiles
Lyora Pissaro is a 5th generation artist and found the Art of Giving last year while visiting 5 Generations of Pissaro at the Russell Collection Fine Art Museum, where the Giver Gallery takes place. She happend to be visiting the night of the Giver Gallery and fell in love the idea! We were honored to have Lyora fly to Austin, TX to Giving in the Art of Giving!
12. Nicholas Dertien
Nicholas created this gorgeous glass peice with a clay mold made by kids at the Art of Giving!
13. Paint over
I love Janna Sammon‘s whimsical, colorful style and so do the kids!
14. Pipette watercolor
Mala Vasudevan’s watercolor with pipettes turned out beautiful.
15. Erika Huddleston
I heart the Art of Giving, and I can’t wait to make collaborative art with kids next year! Have you ever done a collaborative art project with kids? I’d love to hear…
Comments & Reviews
I literally love what you did with Troy. It must be so great to collaborate with kids. They don’t have boundaries for creativity and no judgments that must also help for your own creativity as an adult. I am doing embroidery with my husband, so far we are teaching to adults but I plan to do this soon with kids.