About the Mobile Art Factory
We are so thrilled to share our Winthrop Arts Mobile Art Factory with you! The Mobile Art Factory is made possible in part by funding from the Suncoast Credit Union and The Nicole Wooldridge Wonderful Foundation.
The Mobile Art Factory is a traveling version of our Art Factory at Winthrop Arts. Every week, we take the dynamic Art Factory classes on the road to reach children in rural and/or low income areas with little or no access to the arts. The objective of the Winthrop Arts Mobile Art Factory is to help empower children so that they can express themselves creatively.
Many parents do not have the resources to take their children to cultural destinations such as museums, galleries or art classes. By providing them with a quality arts education through the Mobile Art Factory, we believe we can help level the playing field. Many studies have shown that children who are exposed to art instruction gain confidence, are more empathetic and develop cognitive skills which help them to do better in their academics such as reading and math.
We are partnering with the Hispanic Services Council, a non-profit that runs La RED de Padres Activos (Network of Active Parents). This is an initiative aimed at helping Latino parents ensure the educational success of their children. Maristela Hinojosa, the Community Coordinator, will help to identify the children who would be best served by the Winthrop Arts Mobile Art Factory. The Hispanic Services Council also allows the Winthrop Arts Mobile Art Factory to use their facility in Ruskin to provide the art classes.
If you would like to find out more about the Mobile Art Factory or learn ways to contribute, please email our Executive Director at Kathy@winthroparts.org or call 813-758-5161.