Big Picture Framing is excited to announce our new community outreach program, Big Heart!
Big Heart is a volunteer based program that will provide various artistic activities throughout the many of our stores’ neighborhoods. We have a wealth of artistic talent among our employees and we want to share that creativity. Through the Big Heart program, Big Picture employees will be reaching out to local schools, hospitals,
senior centers etc. to offer art project lessons at no charge. Owners Bob & Barry said, “Big Picture is so thankful for the support we get from the towns and cities that surround our stores. We’ve been wanting to give back a piece of ourselves, our heart to these wonderful communities. This program is our opportunity to do that, as well as share a piece of what we do as artists.”
We just offered our first class at Golden Days Children’s Center in Newton, Ma. It was tons of fun! We created a colorful mobile with the 3-5 year old students that now hangs proudly in the school. The children also did circle drawings that we matted so they got to see their work presented with some special flair. The volunteer from our Arlington store, Jessica found the whole experience very rewarding, particularly the response from the kids. It was clear that they were so happy to be expressing themselves with the materials and instruction that we’d provided.
Check back here for regular updates about how Big Heart is growing as we continue to share our love of hand-made art. If you are part of an organization that would like to take advantage of our volunteers, please email Jessica at BigHeart@bigpictureframing.com or you can call her at our Arlington store, 781-648-1489.