Posted by Frances Logan on Apr 15, 2018
STARFISH BACKPACK FUNDRAISER  at SURREY ARTS CENTRE
APRIL 15th 2018
We had a very successful, very enjoyable community arts event today. The purpose was to raise awareness for our STARFISH BACKPACK program. 
Our promotional table was jam-packed full of goodies and promotional materials to educate the public about what STARFISH BACKPACK program is providing to our community
 
We also provided special edition drawings of musical Starfish characters for children to take and colour, as well as very cool badges and brochures.
The main ticketed event, the art class,  was well attended in a wonderful state of the art venue, the Program Room at Surrey Arts Center.
Surrey Arts provided the easels and we provided the art materials. Our artist for the day, Farhad, gave 1-1 advice and help as the participant artists painted in acrylics. 
Most of the participant artists had never painted in this medium before and Farhad coached them individually.
Each person took away a small painting that they had created.
So thanks to all who provided time and energy to organizing this event, and to those who attended.
A special thank you to Farhad for donating his time.
We will definitely be organizing another STARFISH BACKPACK  community arts event in the near future. 
 
Some links you may want to follow:
 
Farhad Sadeghi   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farhad_Sadeghi_Amini
Starfish Pack        http://starfishpack.com/surrey/
 
 
Here are some photo's from the event.
 
Our Event co-ordinators
 
Yeen Chin and Frances Logan
These two new members to our club worked tirelessly to bring this event from an idea to reality.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
     The subject to be painted.
     
     It looks hard to copy but with Farhad's
     guidance each budding artist
     had a result to be proud of.
 

 

 
 
The display showing backpack and sample contents.
 
Each week we deliver backpacks to students at 2 inner city schools.
They provide sufficient food for 3 nutritious meals a day for the weekend.
 
 
Our world renowned artist and teacher Farhad Sadeghi
 
Explaining colours and texture 
 
In foreground is the table and pictures for the children to colour.
 
 
 
An attentive student Bryce McElroy 
 
Bryce is the leader of our club for the StarFish Backpack program.
without his dedication to the details it would not be the success that it is