Master Class in PARIS ~ Art for YOU

$2,770 of $3,500 goal

Raised by 38 people in 21 months
Thankyou for reading! Art is wonderful, I live to make it and share it and be it. I feel the creative energy that is at the core of it all and I want to bring it out and into this wild and wooly thing called life, I want to touch you with it if I can!


I deeply desire to further my art studies and paint the light from the opposite side of the world.

I saved every penny last year to travel with my daughter and while I was there I discovered the most amazing place in all the world and NOW, all of a sudden I have a new opportunity to do a short residency with an AMAZING Artist, Karen Papacek, a master art class in Paris and a figure drawing session in Amsterdam!

MY HEART is FULL but my pockets are a little empty, that is why I am creating this fundraiser and at the same time taking an opportunity to connect with all of you and show you the TRUE value of your donations to help get me there. 

Karen Papacek: Last Supper - La Cène, 2014 
Oil on canvas, triptych 3 x(100 x 200) cm 

The main residency will be over a few days in a little town south of Paris, it is there I will learn, evolve and create artworks for YOU.

Kundalini Style Artwork I create

abstract portraiture

Aside from the awesome incentives I will be offering you there is also another plan unfolding!

Should I meet my goal I will auction off a 2 metre tall print of my artwork ~'You are blessed' and donate the proceeds to LITA~ Love Is The Answer a canadian charity based in Uganda dedicated to helping aids affected orphans.

I will also use this social opportunity to donate a Kids In Touch ~ eKIT  to a school of EVERY donors choice :) (normally sold for $300 A KIT ) Kids in Touch is an art's connected emotional intelligence program, written to encourage childhood empowerment.

If you can't donate I understand, perhaps you might share this and help my dream come true.

So in advance I thank you, with your heart of gold 
YOU ARE BLESSED
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Update 53
Posted by Arna Baartz
5 months ago
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THANKYOU !!! everyone :)))
I am back and all your rewards will be coming to you this week
art in France was amazing I learned so much I can not even tell you although I will try and pass on the knowledge the best I can xxxx LOVE arna

ps for a little while I will leave this go fund me active to give anyone who would still like to be a part of my journey the opportunity to receive art in this affordable way via my gofundme reward list :)
me at Van Gogh museum trying to learn!
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Update 52
Posted by Arna Baartz
10 months ago
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Update update! Getting really excited about Paris In September now. Making arty plans, I have been tearing up postcard sized paper yummy watercolour stock, for creating the little originals you are all going to recieve for helping me get there! ALSO I will be holding a workshop in Amsterdam on the 4th of October so let me know if you want to attend. Ooooo la la xxx
Little peacock :)
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Update 51
Posted by Arna Baartz
12 months ago
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I just received a new donation from a generous lovely woman! This one has paid for a life drawing class in Montemarte :) every day is one closer to this art adventure I'm really excited to be sharing this with all this open hearted friends. I believe we are doing this together!
Thankyou - namaste
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Update 50
Posted by Arna Baartz
12 months ago
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Flights are booked! Thankyou everyone who has helped this art dream happen. You will all receive your next lot of gifts in October!! I can't wait to make then for you .
If anyone else would like to enjoy some incentives and live this adventure through me I am still of. To receiving help for accommodation ❤️❤️❤️ So Have a look at what I can give you in exchange for a dollar or two xxxx
Pure appreciation - what a wonderful world!
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$2,770 of $3,500 goal

Raised by 38 people in 21 months
Created June 29, 2015
TG
$25
Terri Groth
6 months ago

Arna you are such an amazing artist and person

MR
$25
Mailis Hamilton Rigey
6 months ago

:)

$1,000
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6 months ago

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KS
$100
Kelley Storum
6 months ago

Im loving watching your posts of Paris... its been so long since i was there...im loving it again through your eyes..have a wonderful creative and peaceful and inspiring time xxx

MS
$25
Monique Smith
7 months ago
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You are an inspiration! Live LARGE and take us with you!!!!!

$10
Tela Long
8 months ago

Arna. I sooo wish it was more. You know I really love your images. You are my very first ever gofundme!!!! I'm glad it's for you!!!

TV
$10
Tatiana Vecchiato
12 months ago
$50
Donna Maree
12 months ago

I love your work. Best wishes in France x

NF
$50
Narelle Fischer
18 months ago
SG
$50
susannah green
18 months ago

Alittle to help you on your way lovely lady xX

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