The Creative Corner
The Creative Corner airs on VPM Plus.
Art for the Journey, a non-profit art organization in Richmond, Virginia delivers art experiences that promote well-being in children and adults who are isolated or underserved. The organization's mission is to overcome barriers and transform lives through art. By promoting well-being, joy, and community through hands-on, inter-generational programming, Art for the Journey stewards both the educational and healing benefits of creating art.
The Creative Corner is a weekly TV show for elementary through high school students and adults. Each episode explores new topics through the lens of the visual and performing arts, with step-by-step instructions for at-home activities designed to enhance learning in core subjects and align with Virginia's Standards of Learning. Special interviews with guests from around the globe celebrate diversity and showcase art in its many forms — including dance, theater, music and the visual arts — offering viewers a window to the world. Developed for 4th grade through adults.
Meet the Creators
Lauren Paullin lives, works, and thrives at the intersection of learning and the arts. She was raised with art in her veins, and since then has worked as an educator in classrooms, museums, and non-profit settings around the world, from Richmond, Virginia to Rajkot, India. Lauren holds a degree in art history from the University of Virginia, a Master’s in Arts in Education from Harvard University, and a research background in arts pedagogy and Pre-Columbian art.
Alex Paullin's Earthsong journey began in 2015 – after over a decade of individual pursuits in the environment, music, and leadership – with a climbing expedition in the mountains of Lesotho and a 4-month National Geographic river expedition from Angola to Botswana. Since then, via motorbike or vehicle, alone or with a team, and armed with a guitar, a mobile studio, and a small case of cameras, he has laid the foundation for a global musical movement to engage as many people as possible in the fight for the Earth and the people who depend on it.
Funding for this production was provided in part by the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation.