When Sudhir and Sangeeta Bagwe thought up the idea of starting the Kreative Kids On-the-Spot Drawing Competition is a charity art event, organized by Mississauga-based MakeArtWork, a graphic design studio, little did they imagine the kind of response they received. So this year it has evolved into something bigger and even better.
“We had a great response from children and parents last year”, says Sangeeta Bagwe, event co-ordinator. “Several topics were provided in each age category, so children could choose their favourite topic. It was thrilling to see the excitement of all the children in creating their art, interacting with other kids and having fun. We look forward to having another successful and fun event this year”.
This year the event is scheduled for Saturday, June 25, 2016 at the L. C. Taylor Auditorium, Mississauga Valley Community Centre, Mississauga, from 3 pm to 6 pm. Children 5 to 13 years are grouped into 3 age categories. Over 200-250 children are expected to participate.
“Technology today has changed the way kids pursue their hobbies. Children are immersed in electronic gadgets from a very young age, thereby missing out on the joys of hand-created art and craft,” says Sudhir Bagwe, the driving force behind this event in an interview with Can-India.
“Research has shown that art activities from an early age help build motor skills, visual learning, decision making skills and innovation – apart from experiencing the joy of creating art for art’s sake! At Kreative Kids, our aim is to provide a platform for children to come together and express themselves through art in a friendly, fun-filled community based atmosphere. There are lots of attractive prizes, art-n-craft activities, certificates and goodie bags for each participant, as well as entertainment like music, face painting, dance and singing performances, and more,” he added.
The idea behind this event is also to create awareness amongst children of the importance of giving back to the community. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the not-for-profit charitable organization Crafting For A Cure. The charity donates craft supplies to children in over 90 hospitals across North America and other countries. Participants and parents alike can create cards which are distributed to children in hospitals. -CINEWS