Community Outreach

Young At Art

 

In 2016 Gold Coast partnered with Young at Art to provide summer scholarships for deserving children.  At that time, the facility was located in Davie, FL.  Their belief is that art is a fundamental part of a child’s complete education.  In 2021, YAA relocated to Plantation, FL. to the Westfield Broward Mall located at 8000 W. Broward Blvd., Ste. 1208. In this new gallery, children are enticed and encouraged to create their own masterpieces as they journey through each of the interactive exhibits in the gallery.

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Fundraising

 

We need your help to continue these Outreach Programs! 

 

Purchase your raffle tickets at the General Meetings. We have a assortment of various watercolor supplies, art supplies, art technique DVDs and more that are raffled off at each meeting. 

 

The Annual GCWS Flea Market is a wonderful way to save on art supplies while contributing to the Outreach Programs. Our members donate art materials, books and more for the sale. The date for this year's Flea Market will be announced soon. 

 

For more information about these activities or to make a donation, please contact us

YAA NOW 2021

Bunny Sheffield, Gold Coast Outreach Chair, and member Tom Rebek, sponsor interactive Art Station at YAA’s new location.

Former YAA summer scholarship recipient, Lena, receives a check for $1350 from Gold Coast and its member contributions. These monies will support Lena’s pre-college scholarship to Ringling School of Art.

Summer Camp 2020

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President and Scholarship Chair, Bunny Sheffield presents $3500 check for Gold Coast summer scholarship program to Marie Berlin, Director of Young at Art Institute and Community Initiatives.

Dear Gold Coast Watercolor Society,

Thank you for giving our sons, ages 6 and 8, the opportunity to attend YAA summer camp.  The boys enjoyed it and wished they could stay longer.  The staff were great and very helpful.  Overall, it was a great experience and exceeded our expectations.

To the Members of Gold Coast Watercolor Society

Because of your generosity our daughter was able to attend Young at Art camp on a scholarship.  She, like other children being affected by the pandemic, has not had much social interaction.  This opportunity has allowed her to explore her creativity.  Throughout the week, she has been engaged in the scheduled events, all allowing her to come home and share with her family what fun it was.

This opportunity has also allowed other important things to transpire.  Because of the pandemic, we have been out of work.  Since our daughter has been in camp, we have had time to find and secure employment.  I want to personally thank you with a heart filled with gratitude.

Again, what you have done for our daughter and her family is greatly needed and appreciated.  If I can be of service to your organization, don’t hesitate to ask.  I would be empowered to also Pay it Forward.

Continue to stay well and be GREAT,

A grateful family

14 children received scholarships for Summer Camp 2019

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8 of the 10 students who were sent to camp in 2018 at
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These are the proud recipients of the 2017
Young at Art Summer Program

Bunny Sheffield, Outreach Chairperson and Tammy Seymour, Co-President  present Marie Berlin, Young at Art Institute Manager with a $3000 check to enable 10 deserving children to attend one week summer art camp sessions at Young at Art.

Summer Camp 2016
Gold Coast awarded 5 children summer scholarships for 2 week programs.