Paint to Empower
The Crimson Canvas team engages children at foster homes and orphanages in the city through fun training sessions which serve to vocationally train them in various art forms, with a specific focus on our forte -- Acrylic on canvas painting.
Central to our business is the core belief that 'anyone can paint'. We created the Paint to Empower initiative to help us realize this goal and bring the joy of art to those who cannot ordinarily afford to attend our workshops.
The Crimson Canvas is partnered with REACH LIVES, to implement this initiative. We exclusively engage their list of vetted, participating orphanages to conduct the workshops. At these orphanages, children experience a three-month training cycle, during which they receive intensive training on various skills and techniques in the respective art form.
All artists who partner with us to conduct regular workshops are required to dedicate one day of the month to conduct a training session in their respective art form at a chosen orphanage.
Volunteer With Us
This initiative is made possible by the kindness of our volunteers. Please click below to register as a volunteer at a Paint to Empower initiative and bring a smile to a child's face.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need prior experience in art?
No. The Crimson Canvas artists will be present to guide the group of children and provide instructions. We need your help to ensure no child is falling back or in need of help.
How else can I help this initiative?
Please consider purchasing tickets to our workshops. Besides experiencing a highly-rated workshops, you will also be indirectly funding this initiative. Click here to view a list of upcoming events.
Will I receive a certificate of completion?
Yes! You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the workshop.
What ages can participate?
Volunteering is open to adults and children aged above 16.
What happens at a Crimson Canvas Paint to Empower event?
Please read this article by clicking here.
Do I need to know the local language?
Given the nature of art education, our medium of instruction comprises English and various local languages to effectively engage the children. Further, the children we teach are usually more comfortable conversing in their respective regional dialects. While knowledge of the local language is not necessary, you will be able to interact with the children and learn about their past stories and interests more easily if you have a basic understanding of their language.
Bangalore: Kannada, Tamil, Telugu
Surat: Gujarati, Hindi
Goa: Konkani, Hindi
How can my office/team/group participate in this initiative?
There are two options for you:
Paint to Empower
Why do you use proceeds to teach art?
While donating to a worthy cause is definitely easier, we choose to use proceeds to fund this initiative because we know that children in India's orphanages struggle to live a balanced and wholesome life. While academics are supremely important, it is equally important to explore the creative minds of our children. Besides, providing these children with a fun outlet, these workshops also teach children how to monetize art, an exceedingly difficult task to accomplish.
Which cities do you work in?
We work in all our operating cities: Bangalore, Surat and Goa. Franchise owners and artists voluteer to conduct these events in vetted and deserving orphanages in the respective cities.
How do I teach art in a Paint to Empower event?
The Crimson Canvas artists teach Paint to Empower events at the orphanages. If you would like to apply to become an art instructor at the Crimson Canvas, please consider subscribing to our mailing list. When slots open, you will be informed by e-mail.