Spend Sat, Dec. 19 making Christmas cookies, coloring with your kids, or building a photo collage for your Facebook. Do something that gets your creative juices flowing. Then, get social and post your results with the tag #CSSCreateDayTB. Your post may be selected for one of the prizes awarded throughout the day by Community Stepping Stones.
Create Day Tampa Bay is the brainchild of Community Stepping Stones, which brings the growing Children’s Art and Graphic Novel initiatives to young people throughout Hillsborough County. The Tampa nonprofit adds the “A” for Arts into STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) education for children 5 to 17 years old.
“Your day of complete creativity might include painting, drawing, designing, building, coloring, carving, sculpting, molding, decorating, tagging, printing or anything else. Create something that speaks to you, post it and tag it,” said Nestor Ortiz, Community Stepping Stones executive director. “We want #CSSCreateDayTB to infuse Tampa Bay communities and cultures with the power of creativity and illustrate the powerful impact being creative can have on the human spirit.”
As part of #CSSCreateDayTB, Community Stepping Stones is seeking partners committed to participating in on Dec. 19, and sharing the initiative with others whether they are connected to art or not. This is a great opportunity to experience the value art and creativity can have for anyone of any age, class, race, community, gender or ability.
Community Stepping Stones is also committed to ensuring that access to art supplies is not a barrier to participation. The organization is also seeking partners to donate art supplies which will be distributed to communities that need them. Anyone interested in becoming an artist-in-residence, partner, provider or supporter should contact Ortiz at (813) 932-1950 or email@example.com. CSS will highlight their partners in their Facebook, Twitter and other social media posts on Create Day Tampa Bay, Dec. 19.
Community Stepping Stones is a nonprofit organization dedicated to using an arts and science-integrated approach to inspire, educate, mentor and prepare underserved youth to become successful adults.