a Whale of an Art Bus

Art
Calgary

C$1,220

C$1.2K
24%
 
Funded Of C$5,000 Goal
24% Raised
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Large acrylic ink painting commission

Large acrylic ink painting commission

Pledge: C$1,000.00
Commission Renee De Waal for a large 40"x40" painting - $1000 Contact her with details: schoolofwales@gmail.com
Commission Renee De Waal for a large 40"x40" painting - $1000 Contact her with details: schoolofwales@gmail.com
Pledge: C$1,000.00
Estimated Delivery: 2020-10-30
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Paint night with your friends

Paint night with your friends

Pledge: C$500.00
Organize a paint night in The Whale bus for 10 friends - $500 Contact Renee for details : schoolofwales@gmail.com
Organize a paint night in The Whale bus for 10 friends - $500 Contact Renee for details : schoolofwales@gmail.com
Pledge: C$500.00
Estimated Delivery: 2020-10-30
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Art classes for a year ages 5-12

Art classes for a year ages 5-12

Pledge: C$800.00
Prepay for four art programs for the school year 2020-2021 -$800 per child Five classes per program in Airdrie or Calgary NW Details: schoolofwales@gmail.com
Prepay for four art programs for the school year 2020-2021 -$800 per child Five classes per program in Airdrie or Calgary NW Details: schoolofwales@gmail.com
Pledge: C$800.00
Estimated Delivery: 2020-10-01
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Art Birthday Party for 8 friends - All ages

Art Birthday Party for 8 friends - All ages

Pledge: C$320.00
A fun and creative birthday party for 8 in the Whale bus that will come straight to your house in Calgary.- $320. Add extra up till 12 party goers, $40 per person. Contact Renee for details : schoolofwales@gmail.com
A fun and creative birthday party for 8 in the Whale bus that will come straight to your house in Calgary.- $320. Add extra up till 12 party goers, $40 per person. Contact Renee for details : schoolofwales@gmail.com
Pledge: C$320.00
Estimated Delivery: 2020-11-01
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Live painting at an event

Live painting at an event

Pledge: C$1,000.00
Book Renee De Waal to paint live at an event, the large 40x40 painting will be yours - $1000 Contact her for details : schoolofwales@gmail.com
Book Renee De Waal to paint live at an event, the large 40x40 painting will be yours - $1000 Contact her for details : schoolofwales@gmail.com
Pledge: C$1,000.00
Estimated Delivery: 2020-12-01
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Kid engineer box

Kid engineer box

Pledge: C$50.00
Inspire your child to be an inventor! Buy a kid engineer box, filled with all kinds of materials to invent just about anything, rope, pulley, zip ties, carabiner clips, pipe cleaners, string, hooks and clips, tape and much more - $50 Contact Renee for details : schoolofwales@gmail.com
Inspire your child to be an inventor! Buy a kid engineer box, filled with all kinds of materials to invent just about anything, rope, pulley, zip ties, carabiner clips, pipe cleaners, string, hooks and clips, tape and much more - $50 Contact Renee for details : schoolofwales@gmail.com
Pledge: C$50.00
Estimated Delivery: 2020-03-10
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Buy yourself a set of two quirky bird paintings

Buy yourself a set of two quirky bird paintings

Pledge: C$100.00
Buy or order a set of two bird paintings by Renee De Waal. Choose from what is available or order your own. - $100 Contact Renee for details: schoolofwales@gmail.com
Buy or order a set of two bird paintings by Renee De Waal. Choose from what is available or order your own. - $100 Contact Renee for details: schoolofwales@gmail.com
Pledge: C$100.00
Estimated Delivery: 2020-04-01
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Advertise your business with a decal on the back of The Whale bus for 5 years.

Advertise your business with a decal on the back of The Whale bus for 5 years.

Pledge: C$1,000.00
Would you like your business to be advertised everyday all over Calgary? Your business contact will be visible on the back of The Whale for 5 years. This can be done in exchange for time, skills or materials to rebuild the bus into an art school. Contact Renee for more details : schoolofwales@gmail.com
Would you like your business to be advertised everyday all over Calgary? Your business contact will be visible on the back of The Whale for 5 years. This can be done in exchange for time, skills or materials to rebuild the bus into an art school. Contact Renee for more details : schoolofwales@gmail.com
Pledge: C$1,000.00
Estimated Delivery: 2020-10-01
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Fun office Team Building Paint event.

Fun office Team Building Paint event.

Pledge: C$600.00
Sign up for an office team building event of Christmas party $60 per person. Book 10-40 people. Contact Renee for dates and details : schoolofwales@gmail.com
Sign up for an office team building event of Christmas party $60 per person. Book 10-40 people. Contact Renee for dates and details : schoolofwales@gmail.com
Pledge: C$600.00
Estimated Delivery: 2020-04-01
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Book a two hour silk screening workshop in Calgary NW

Book a two hour silk screening workshop in Calgary NW

Pledge: C$50.00
A fun hands-on workshop. Design your own silkscreen, and print it by hand. An exclusive class for only six people - $50 Contact Renee for details - schoolofwales@gmail.com
A fun hands-on workshop. Design your own silkscreen, and print it by hand. An exclusive class for only six people - $50 Contact Renee for details - schoolofwales@gmail.com
Pledge: C$50.00
Estimated Delivery: 2020-05-15
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Calgary & Airdrie - Sign your 5-12 yr old up for one 5 wk Art Program

Calgary & Airdrie - Sign your 5-12 yr old up for one 5 wk Art Program

Pledge: C$200.00
One 5 week art program consists out of three acrylic paintings, one wood class and one craft/skill class. Contact Renee for dates and details - schoolofwales@gmail.com
One 5 week art program consists out of three acrylic paintings, one wood class and one craft/skill class. Contact Renee for dates and details - schoolofwales@gmail.com
Pledge: C$200.00
Estimated Delivery: 2020-10-01
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Campaign Description

My name is Renee De Waal and I run a small art school for all ages. I bought an awesome school bus called “the Whale” to rebuild into a portable art studio that can offer classes, parties, team building events and workshops anywhere in and around the city of Calgary. This will affect communities and businesses in and around Calgary for the better, I am trusting this project will inspire you to invest in rebuilding this bus into a portable art school.

Creativity - the Core of Humanity

Humans create all the time, we invent and problem solve by utilizing what is around us. My mission is to encourage that in people of all ages, to bring them from obscurity into freedom by delving into the therapeutic effects of art. Coming from my own childhood of abuse and loss, I found solace in art and creating things. It brought healing and restoration to me. My greatest desire is to help people through art as a medium. So I went to study, became an art and woodwork teacher, and established an art school called School of Wales. We offer weekly, high-quality art programs for children, art workshops, paint nights, and events for teens, adults and the elderly. I also volunteer my services at summer camps by teaching indigenous and special needs children art, crafts, and other skills like woodwork and sewing.

 

 

a Whale of an Art Bus

Having a portable art studio that can offer classes, events, birthday parties, and workshops anywhere in the city of Calgary is such a practical unique idea. Imagine: you enter the coolest bus with your child and learn there to make art with your hands, in a beautiful space that inspires creativity! I discovered and purchased the perfect little school bus. I named it “The Whale”. My hope is that this art bus will make a tremendous difference in countles people's lives in and around Calgary. The plan is to take out seats, redo the interior, build and paint, do plumbing and electrical, so we can have this bus ready for the new school year. This is a community project; I believe it will become a city icon. Because of that, I feel compelled to encourage the people of Calgary and surrounding areas to book your classes and events here. Also make use of the awesome other rewards available to grow this business so we can get this wonderful portable art school up and running!

Make a Difference

School of Wales utilizes art to rediscover our creative side; to teach our children to become problem solvers and inventors. We offer art as a therapy tool to the broken hearted and survivors of abuse. It brings hope to the sick and the healthy alike. We are there to bring joy back into people’s lives, to connect, communicate, and to live freely again; just the way we were created to be.

For every art class, art party, paint night, and art workshop that is paid for, a big chunk of the funds will be brought back into the community. Today you can partner with us in this community project by donating toward the renovation of The Whale. You can help make a difference for ­­­­people, bring a voice and hope to communities in need.

References

  • The School of Wales offers a 'top notch' art class! My son loves going to art classes and has learned the joy of that comes with the practical ability to express his creativity. Renee makes everyone feel welcome and appreciated. No idea is insignificant, and with Renee's encouragement and guidance, all ideas can be expanded on and be turned into stunning pieces of artwork. - Heather

 

  • This year, my 7 year old daughter started art classes with the School of Wales. It has been a pleasure watching her week by week come home with beautiful creative works, and filled to the brim with happiness and joy. Art has been a key that has unlocked something wonderful inside her. These classes have built up her self confidence, given her lenses to see beauty in the world around her, and she has made new friendships. All of these positive things have spilled right over into her school life as well. She is finding strength in her voice, improving in her marks, and her teacher even has commented on her blooming self confidence! We are grateful for Renee’s gift of art and the way she has lighted a spark within our daughter. Art is more than what you create, it speaks to the heart! - Amanda

 

  • Art class is fun, awesome, and what we make is beautiful! - Zoe (7)

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Renee De Waal

Renee De Waal

owner and teacher

Renee De Waal is an artist, woodworker and teacher who has grown up in South Africa. Life in Canada has been a blessing to her and her family. She loves people of all ages and has a passion to inspire creativity in them. She always have gathered people together to do art and workshops of all kinds so it just felt natural for her to make it official and start this art school called School of Wales where she can live out her calling and mission.

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Feb 20, 2020
Project launched

FAQs

If I want to buy a class, party, event or workshop, how do I know what the dates are?

There are lost of dates to choose from; they start from October onward for the new school year. You can contact Renee De Waal for a list of dates. her e-mail is: schoolofwales@gmail.com - I hope this helps!
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