Nodd Pottery is creating a non-profit teaching studio in Rogers Park, Chicago
6

patrons

$120
per month
My name is Sarah O. I am a teacher and a potter.

I am working to raise money to develop my non-profit educational organization, Nodd Pottery Inc.

The ultimate goal of Nodd Pottery Inc. is to provide residents of Chicago and the Chicagoland area with a studio space that offers the following and more:

  • Open studio space for artists of all ages to explore personal interests and develop skills
  • Pottery lessons for children ages 7+ for after-school enrichment programs
  • Workshop and event space for local artists holding community events
  • Safe space for children ages 7+ in need of supervised, structured, and creative outlets

I have now been working with artists of all ages and skill ranges for the past six years. I have helped artists with physical and emotional disabilities discover the power they hold as creators regardless of their perceived limitations.

I believe strongly in equal opportunity education, as well as the importance of the arts in the development of the individual, beginning in early childhood and lasting life-long. I have dedicated myself to helping others learn the communication skills they need to define and achieve success and happiness in their lives.
Rewards
Helpers
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
For a monthly contribution of $10, you will receive one free walk-in pottery class or open studio day per month!  Real Value: $22
Supporters
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
For a monthly contribution of $15, you will receive one free  pottery class or open studio day with friend!   Real Value: $30-$44
Allies
$25 or more per month 4 patrons
For a monthly contribution of $25, you will receive two  walk-in open-studio days per month!  Real Value: $44-60
Boosters
$50 or more per month 1 patron
For a monthly contribution of $50, you will receive four walk-in open studio days, or 4 reserved days per month during our weekly pottery practice.  Real Value: $88
Builders
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
For a monthly contribution of $100, you will receive full monthly access to all of our Friday and Saturday community open studio hours!  Real Value: $160
Patrons
$150 or more per month 0 patrons
For a monthly contribution of $150, you will receive full access to all classes, open studio hours and events each month!  You will still be required to reserve your wheels for the weekly pottery practices. 
Angels
$200 or more per month 0 patrons
For a monthly contribution of $200, you will receive a regular weekly group lesson for yourself and a partner or friend!  Real value: $250
Goals
$120 of $4,000 per month
Nodd Pottery is a licensed nonprofit organization operating in the neighborhood of Rogers Park, Chicago.
Nodd Pottery has been in development since 2014, and we are making great strides, having secured a studio location at 7063 N Glenwood Ave on the last block of the Glenwood Ave Arts District.

Our goal is to develop an affordable creative art space open to all Chicago community members.
We also strive to provide art enrichment programs for local public schools as we are faced with decreased funding of the arts in education.

Rogers Park is an economically and culturally diverse neighborhood located on the north side of Chicago. It has a thriving arts district located on Glenwood Avenue, as well as a variety of local small businesses, restaurants, groceries and shops. This organization is creating a space wherein the artists themselves can create income opportunities through commissioning and selling their work to patrons through the studio

We aim to rejuvinate, not gentrify our neighborhood.
In order to provide scholarships, buildout costs, materials and supplies, we need your help.

Every monthly contribution helps Nodd Pottery stay in business and continue its support for the arts in our local communities.

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My name is Sarah O. I am a teacher and a potter.

I am working to raise money to develop my non-profit educational organization, Nodd Pottery Inc.

The ultimate goal of Nodd Pottery Inc. is to provide residents of Chicago and the Chicagoland area with a studio space that offers the following and more:

  • Open studio space for artists of all ages to explore personal interests and develop skills
  • Pottery lessons for children ages 7+ for after-school enrichment programs
  • Workshop and event space for local artists holding community events
  • Safe space for children ages 7+ in need of supervised, structured, and creative outlets

I have now been working with artists of all ages and skill ranges for the past six years. I have helped artists with physical and emotional disabilities discover the power they hold as creators regardless of their perceived limitations.

I believe strongly in equal opportunity education, as well as the importance of the arts in the development of the individual, beginning in early childhood and lasting life-long. I have dedicated myself to helping others learn the communication skills they need to define and achieve success and happiness in their lives.

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Rewards
Helpers
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
For a monthly contribution of $10, you will receive one free walk-in pottery class or open studio day per month!  Real Value: $22
Supporters
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
For a monthly contribution of $15, you will receive one free  pottery class or open studio day with friend!   Real Value: $30-$44
Allies
$25 or more per month 4 patrons
For a monthly contribution of $25, you will receive two  walk-in open-studio days per month!  Real Value: $44-60
Boosters
$50 or more per month 1 patron
For a monthly contribution of $50, you will receive four walk-in open studio days, or 4 reserved days per month during our weekly pottery practice.  Real Value: $88
Builders
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
For a monthly contribution of $100, you will receive full monthly access to all of our Friday and Saturday community open studio hours!  Real Value: $160
Patrons
$150 or more per month 0 patrons
For a monthly contribution of $150, you will receive full access to all classes, open studio hours and events each month!  You will still be required to reserve your wheels for the weekly pottery practices. 
Angels
$200 or more per month 0 patrons
For a monthly contribution of $200, you will receive a regular weekly group lesson for yourself and a partner or friend!  Real value: $250