Ventral is Golden is creating therapeutic artworks, workshops & sensory exhibitions
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patrons


Hello.

I'm a collage artist, graphic designer, freelance writer, further and higher education tutor and part-time fruit & vegetable picker, looking to explore the therapeutic aspects of alternative modes of education, through art, social interaction and play.


My Patreon page is to allow me to continue creating artworks and researching into alternative fields of education, and to have these theories applied in a broader sense through various social art projects.

One such project is called Tiny Library (www.tinylibrary.eu); a travelling library of mini zines, books, prints and originals, that are housed in portable, audio cassette carry cases.
This project has provided pop-up sensory exhibitions, workshops and art materials for people of all ages and abilities, giving people the time and space to articulate their creative knowledge through sensory experience, book-making, collaging, creative writing or simply a conversation.

The aim of Tiny Library was never to promote individual artists, but to highlight the importance of art as a tool for social interaction. Something I felt was being ignored in further and higher education classrooms (in the UK at least). 
From the north to the south of England, to France, Switzerland, Spain and Portugal, in festivals, eco-villages, art bars and gallery spaces, the responses to all the works have been amazing, they have helped establish many new relationships (both personal and professional), and I hope this project has so far brought some level of success to the contributors that have kindly donated their work.

Looking to the future, I would love to focus more of my time on this project, developing new artistic avenues for collaborations between artists and musicians, so we can continue to support local communities and educate younger generations through the social function of creativity.



In return for being a patron, you will get access to exclusive downloadable and physical artworks and products, as well as news relating to all my future projects and info on how to participate!

Thanks for reading :)

THE CREATOR'S PROJECT : Vice article on Tiny Library



"The designer of today re-establishes
the long-lost contact
between art and the public,
between living people
and art as a living thing."
- Bruno Munari.

Tiers
The Fool
$5 or more per month
Traditionally both the first and the last of the Tarot cards, the fool signifies the beginning of a journey, carrying nothing but the essential elements.


Patrons in this tier will receive :

  • access to exclusive Patreon content, which will include downloadable artwork and much more.


This money will go towards paying for the maintenance of the Tiny Library website (something essential to the development of the online community network), as well as purchasing the basic elements needed to sustain future workshops.

The Magician
$10 or more per month
The second of the Major Arcana sees the Fool transform into the Magician. Here the potential of the Fool is carried into the material realm. Ideas begin to materialise through experimentation.


Patrons in this tier will receive :

  • a one-time sealed A3 (400 gsm) digital print of a hand-made collage.
  • access to all online content published through Patreon.
The High Priestess
$20 or more per month
The third of the Major Arcana is the High Priestess, first teacher of the Magician. She instructs him on using intuition to gain insight into hidden knowledge.


Patrons in this tier will receive:

  • a one-time zine, booklet, stickers or piece of artwork, taken from either a personal project or Tiny Library workshop. 
  • In addition, you will also receive a one-time mini collage kit with miniature canvas, easel and hand selected collage elements.
  • a monthly sealed A3 (400 gsm) digital print of a hand-made collage.
  • access to all online content published through Patreon.
The Empress
$50 or more per month
The fourth of the Major Arcana is the Empress. The positive, active principle of the High Priestess. She symbolises fertility, nurturing, and giving form to substance. 


Patrons in this tier will receive :


  • a zine, booklet, stickers or a piece of artwork, taken from either a personal project or Tiny Library workshop. 
  • a mini collage kit with miniature canvas, easel and hand selected collage elements.
  • a sealed A3 (400 gsm) digital print of a hand-made collage (one per month) 
  • access to all online content published through Patreon.


The money from this tier will fund further research into sensory based educational projects, as well as materials needed for future workshops & exhibitions.


Goals
0 of 50 patrons
When I reach 50 patrons, I will upgrade / update the Tiny Library website, produce and collate more physical content through future workshops and submission drives, and document the work on the website and through social media.
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Hello.

I'm a collage artist, graphic designer, freelance writer, further and higher education tutor and part-time fruit & vegetable picker, looking to explore the therapeutic aspects of alternative modes of education, through art, social interaction and play.


My Patreon page is to allow me to continue creating artworks and researching into alternative fields of education, and to have these theories applied in a broader sense through various social art projects.

One such project is called Tiny Library (www.tinylibrary.eu); a travelling library of mini zines, books, prints and originals, that are housed in portable, audio cassette carry cases.
This project has provided pop-up sensory exhibitions, workshops and art materials for people of all ages and abilities, giving people the time and space to articulate their creative knowledge through sensory experience, book-making, collaging, creative writing or simply a conversation.

The aim of Tiny Library was never to promote individual artists, but to highlight the importance of art as a tool for social interaction. Something I felt was being ignored in further and higher education classrooms (in the UK at least). 
From the north to the south of England, to France, Switzerland, Spain and Portugal, in festivals, eco-villages, art bars and gallery spaces, the responses to all the works have been amazing, they have helped establish many new relationships (both personal and professional), and I hope this project has so far brought some level of success to the contributors that have kindly donated their work.

Looking to the future, I would love to focus more of my time on this project, developing new artistic avenues for collaborations between artists and musicians, so we can continue to support local communities and educate younger generations through the social function of creativity.



In return for being a patron, you will get access to exclusive downloadable and physical artworks and products, as well as news relating to all my future projects and info on how to participate!

Thanks for reading :)

THE CREATOR'S PROJECT : Vice article on Tiny Library



"The designer of today re-establishes
the long-lost contact
between art and the public,
between living people
and art as a living thing."
- Bruno Munari.

Recent posts by Ventral is Golden

Tiers
The Fool
$5 or more per month
Traditionally both the first and the last of the Tarot cards, the fool signifies the beginning of a journey, carrying nothing but the essential elements.


Patrons in this tier will receive :

  • access to exclusive Patreon content, which will include downloadable artwork and much more.


This money will go towards paying for the maintenance of the Tiny Library website (something essential to the development of the online community network), as well as purchasing the basic elements needed to sustain future workshops.

The Magician
$10 or more per month
The second of the Major Arcana sees the Fool transform into the Magician. Here the potential of the Fool is carried into the material realm. Ideas begin to materialise through experimentation.


Patrons in this tier will receive :

  • a one-time sealed A3 (400 gsm) digital print of a hand-made collage.
  • access to all online content published through Patreon.
The High Priestess
$20 or more per month
The third of the Major Arcana is the High Priestess, first teacher of the Magician. She instructs him on using intuition to gain insight into hidden knowledge.


Patrons in this tier will receive:

  • a one-time zine, booklet, stickers or piece of artwork, taken from either a personal project or Tiny Library workshop. 
  • In addition, you will also receive a one-time mini collage kit with miniature canvas, easel and hand selected collage elements.
  • a monthly sealed A3 (400 gsm) digital print of a hand-made collage.
  • access to all online content published through Patreon.
The Empress
$50 or more per month
The fourth of the Major Arcana is the Empress. The positive, active principle of the High Priestess. She symbolises fertility, nurturing, and giving form to substance. 


Patrons in this tier will receive :


  • a zine, booklet, stickers or a piece of artwork, taken from either a personal project or Tiny Library workshop. 
  • a mini collage kit with miniature canvas, easel and hand selected collage elements.
  • a sealed A3 (400 gsm) digital print of a hand-made collage (one per month) 
  • access to all online content published through Patreon.


The money from this tier will fund further research into sensory based educational projects, as well as materials needed for future workshops & exhibitions.