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Ooze Studio

A community-driven art studio oozing inspiration for creative self-discovery.

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Campaign Ends on October 1, 2020

Project Description

Ooze Studio is a community-driven art studio oozing inspiration for creative self-discovery.

At Ooze our focus is to cultivate creative thinkers, not professional artists, by providing them with a platform to explore art and their creativity in a more instinctual, hands-on and process-oriented way. Ooze Studio teaches you that your creativity is limitless, in return supplying the community with contagious creativity! 

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*Our mission is to provide a comfortable and safe space where people of all ages can explore their imaginations and foster their creativity through the process of making art. 

*Our vision is to cultivate creative thinkers who will confidently carry their creativity into every aspect of life, helping the community bridge cultural divides and grow into a more unified, culturally rich environment.

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We offer creative inspo for ages 4 and up!

Ooze After School Program:

We offer a safe and creative place for your children to come after school, so you can complete your daily tasks while knowing they are fostering their creative minds and learning great life skills.

Ooze Workshop events: 

This same safe-haven for your children offers adult workshops that allow you to unwind and reconnect with yourself, and your community, while finding inspiration and your innate creativity (that may have been tucked away while you stared at your screen that day). Ooze will allow you to leave feeling more refreshed and inspired! More confident and self-aware, excited to continue creating whether it be for solutions at work, life or fun.

 

Grateful for Contributions:

100% of your contribution goes to helping afford our community space, the day-to-day operations and purchasing of art materials needed to make Ooze Studio so effective in boosting creativity and fun! We believe #funisproductive ;]

Your donation also aids in oozing inspiration and bringing creativity to the community, by funding FREE DAYS, which are open to the public, so no matter what their budget, anyone can have a chance to ooze creativity! We believe nobody should be left out of learning the creative process.

"I have first-hand experience with using art to help bring out the confidence in children and instill greater values and morals in teens and young adults. By caring for these young souls through creative projects, they were immediately able to turn around learning issues and social hindrances, which, in a couple cases could have been life threatening. I believe whole-heartedly in the power of having a creative outlet!"

- Mia Medeiros, Founder of Ooze Studio

 

We thank you, and the community thanks you!

🙏🏽❤🙏🏽

 

A note from Ooze Studio's Founder, Mia Medeiros:

Nice to meet you!

My name is Mia, and I am the Founder of Ooze Studio, which I decided to open after 15 years as a Creative Director for my own Graphic Design and Marketing business, 7+ years as an Event Director and load of experience in fashion retail.

 

 I have been immersed in art since I can remember. I come from an artsy family, including painters, musicians, writers and photographers, so I’ve always had the wonderful support of allowing creativity to be instilled in me and all I do. Even at a young age, I noticed how much good this did for people. No matter where I lived, or who I met, the arts were always a healthy outlet.  

 

In my personal experience, I have seen some beautiful and also terrible things and found through first-hand experience the arts were a highly effective way of coping with the scary moments. I have helped neighbors, friends and myself pull out of issues like domestic violence, rape, gangs and drug abuse by using painting, drawing, freestyling and writing, or simply allowing them to immerse themselves into my world of art by looking at my art books while I danced and painted. This creative vibe is infectious and a way a better addiction than drugs, a better outlet than violence and an excellent excuse for removing yourself from bad environments. 

 

Professionally, every role I had was bettered by having a creative mindset. Using creativity to find solutions for myself, my clients, working as a team and even how to deal with competitors was crucial to career success. Creativity and imagination are part of what makes us human and they are intuitive necessities that I feel wholeheartedly should be cultivated in everyone. By building our own creativity, you take that into our community and use it as a way to positively connect with yourself and others. 

 

I'm opening Ooze Studio to act as a safe space for the community to be free in your thinking and creating. Ooze will be a non-judgmental, non-directorial platform for fostering the good that creativity brings to us all individually and as a whole... and allowing that creative goodness to be contagious.

xo,

Mia

 

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Sara Bourgault
05/02/2020
Ooze Inspo
$100
Vanessa Compton
04/03/2020
Monetary Contribution
$75
Jamie Herlehy
03/25/2020
Ooze Artsiness
$25
02/01/2020
Ooze Inspo
$100
Mint
01/16/2020
Ooze Artsiness
$25
Jessika Neufeld
01/14/2020
Monetary Contribution
$20
Pt
01/13/2020
Ooze Inspo
$250
Anonymous
01/13/2020
Ooze Inspo
$250
Eliot Temple
01/13/2020
Ooze Originality
$500
25.00 USD
Ooze Artsiness

Each Ooze Studio Artsy Card has been hand painted and signed with love by one of our young Oozers. Every card has a unique quote by a famous artist and is written on a beautifully hand-made, heavy-weight paper stock. These are such nice quality cards that you could gift them to the art lover in your life. You may even love it so much that you frame it and make it a permanent installation on your wall, enjoying it daily, as a happy reminder that YOU have helped supply our ooze children with a place that they can be free to create and explore their imaginations, teaching them their creativity is limitless!

 

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50.00 USD
Ooze Happiness

Our happiness is your happiness, and with these adorably happy and content face vases, you will be smiling every-time you walk past yours! Each vase is a bright white, modern style with hand painted designs, unique to each piece and no two are the same. They can be used as a flower bud vase, pen holder or part of your décor, and when you look at it you will get a huge smile in your heart knowing that your vase was the reward for sparking creative inspiration in someone who maybe would not have got it otherwise.  

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100.00 USD
Ooze Inspo

This reward is excellent for those who may need a little random inspiration in their life! Ooze Studio members (AKA Oozers) have painted or drawn on these beautiful strips of hand-made paper, which have a variety of inspirational quotes on them. Start your day by pulling a quote out of the Inspo Jar and using it as your mantra for success, or leave one on a coworkers-in-need's desk and help spread the inspo. Each strip is also a lovely reminder that you were an integral part in helping Ooze Studio with creating a safe environment for Oozers to explore their creativity!

 

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500.00 USD
Ooze Originality

This is a very special reward! You will receive 1 of 5 different original lithographs, created by the Ooze Studio Founder, Mia Medeiros. Each piece is created with time and love, using india ink pens on bright white paper, signed and numbered by the artist. These art pieces are abstract works that represent the importance of letting go in the creative process. Sometimes we need to hush the inner critic and let the creativity flow to enjoy the process. As you enjoy your original print, you are reminded that your contribution allowed for many in our community find and foster their intuitive creative flow!

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1 Supporter
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1,000.00 USD
Ooze Gratitude

Earn a spot on our Wall of Thanks! With a contribution this size or greater, you definitely deserve some public recognition! This level of support will no doubt aid everyone at Ooze Studio reach new creative heights as well as help funding our space. Once your name, or organization's name, is posted on the wall (an actual wall!) we will also post it and tag you on our Instagram feed and be sure to include you on any marketing materials that mention contributors. Your friends will be proud to know such a kind soul and you will have peace of mind that you helped ensure creativity thrives in our community!

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3,000.00 USD
Ooze Creativity

Girl! This earns you one of each of our rewards above! 
You have become a pivotal part in our creative process of learning, finding solutions, exploring mediums and techniques. Most importantly, you are a driver of creativity in our community and beyond. When you aid at this level, you truly bring awareness to Ooze Studio, the arts and our excitement of bringing creativeness to the community!

You are helping us meet our vision head on, which is:  to cultivate creative thinkers who will confidently carry their creativity into every aspect of life, helping the community bridge cultural divides and grow into a more unified, culturally rich environment.

Yep, YOU did that! 🙏🏽

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Rewards

25.00 USD
Ooze Artsiness

Each Ooze Studio Artsy Card has been hand painted and signed with love by one of our young Oozers. Every card has a unique quote by a famous artist and is written on a beautifully hand-made, heavy-weight paper stock. These are such nice quality cards that you could gift them to the art lover in your life. You may even love it so much that you frame it and make it a permanent installation on your wall, enjoying it daily, as a happy reminder that YOU have helped supply our ooze children with a place that they can be free to create and explore their imaginations, teaching them their creativity is limitless!

 

98 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Ooze Happiness

Our happiness is your happiness, and with these adorably happy and content face vases, you will be smiling every-time you walk past yours! Each vase is a bright white, modern style with hand painted designs, unique to each piece and no two are the same. They can be used as a flower bud vase, pen holder or part of your décor, and when you look at it you will get a huge smile in your heart knowing that your vase was the reward for sparking creative inspiration in someone who maybe would not have got it otherwise.  

25 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Ooze Inspo

This reward is excellent for those who may need a little random inspiration in their life! Ooze Studio members (AKA Oozers) have painted or drawn on these beautiful strips of hand-made paper, which have a variety of inspirational quotes on them. Start your day by pulling a quote out of the Inspo Jar and using it as your mantra for success, or leave one on a coworkers-in-need's desk and help spread the inspo. Each strip is also a lovely reminder that you were an integral part in helping Ooze Studio with creating a safe environment for Oozers to explore their creativity!

 

46 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Ooze Originality

This is a very special reward! You will receive 1 of 5 different original lithographs, created by the Ooze Studio Founder, Mia Medeiros. Each piece is created with time and love, using india ink pens on bright white paper, signed and numbered by the artist. These art pieces are abstract works that represent the importance of letting go in the creative process. Sometimes we need to hush the inner critic and let the creativity flow to enjoy the process. As you enjoy your original print, you are reminded that your contribution allowed for many in our community find and foster their intuitive creative flow!

99 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
Ooze Gratitude

Earn a spot on our Wall of Thanks! With a contribution this size or greater, you definitely deserve some public recognition! This level of support will no doubt aid everyone at Ooze Studio reach new creative heights as well as help funding our space. Once your name, or organization's name, is posted on the wall (an actual wall!) we will also post it and tag you on our Instagram feed and be sure to include you on any marketing materials that mention contributors. Your friends will be proud to know such a kind soul and you will have peace of mind that you helped ensure creativity thrives in our community!

50 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
3,000.00 USD
Ooze Creativity

Girl! This earns you one of each of our rewards above! 
You have become a pivotal part in our creative process of learning, finding solutions, exploring mediums and techniques. Most importantly, you are a driver of creativity in our community and beyond. When you aid at this level, you truly bring awareness to Ooze Studio, the arts and our excitement of bringing creativeness to the community!

You are helping us meet our vision head on, which is:  to cultivate creative thinkers who will confidently carry their creativity into every aspect of life, helping the community bridge cultural divides and grow into a more unified, culturally rich environment.

Yep, YOU did that! 🙏🏽

50 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward