About Us

 

Cierra Johnson is completing her final year at York University, Toronto, CANADA, in their Bachelor of Fine Arts program . In the latter part of 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic was creating havoc, uncertainty and dismay in households across the country, like many other Canadians Cierra wanted to help those in need especially children and youth in her Community to cope with this new burden. 

With the Province under a second lock down, in an attempt to contain the virus, Cierra founded creArt Foundation. She saw that children's mental health were at risk since they were no longer attending school in person. Her mission was to reach out to those vulnerable children and youth in local communities to provide free art workshops where they could freely express themselves, explore their creativity, and release the burdens of the pandemic. creArt would help children regain their confidence, expand their imaginations and assist with their individual growth and resilience during these difficult times. 

Because of the lockdown, many businesses and community based programs were forced to close. creArt workshops had to therefore be conducted online.  In order for the art workshops to be successful, it was important that participants had the necessary art supplies at their disposal. Cierra therefore began fundraising drive to raise money to purchase these supplies. She packaged them individually and called them "creArt paks". These "creArt paks were delivered either to a child's home or to family shelters which were then re-distributed before the start of the workshops. 

Last school year, children were so engaged and enthusiastic with the projects they were doing, that they didn't want to stop. After a short Summer break, creArt is back running fourteen workshops for two (2) terms - Fall and Winter. Projects include drawing, sculpting, crafts and painting.

Whether a participant is a beginner or an exceptional artist, they will find creArt's workshops enjoyable and filled with lots fun!

 

Why creArt?

Arts Education is essential for youth and children to develop properly. At creArt, we make learning a FUN experience!

Community Partners

creArt continues to reach out to local groups and communities to provide support and offer our art workshops to children and youth.

Gallery

Come and see all the great artwork the students have been creating. Behind the scenes look at our students learning new techniques.

Cierra made art online so much fun

5-Stars

Cierra made art online so much fun for my son Alex ! He was engaged for the entire workshop and didn’t want to stop! He is looking forward to his next workshop.

Lisa G (mom)

Thank you!

5-Stars

Thank you for your generous donation of providing art workshops for the children in our shelter. With your help we are able to offer the level of services that are critical in helping so many families build a better future.

Red Door Family Shelter

 

Cierra's art classes are a lot of fun!

5-Stars

Cierra's art classes are a lot of fun!  I really enjoyed making mini clay animals!

Alex G. (Age 15)

I love Cierra’s art workshop!

5-Stars

I had a great time making the optical illusion drawing! I love Cierra’s art workshop!

Monica  (Age 13)

It was fun!

5-Stars

I learned about the colour wheel and how to use cubism to make a Picasso portrait! It was fun!

Sofia (Age 8)

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