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We are committed to providing collaborative art experiences that go beyond borders, cultures and languages for children with long term hospital stays, children who are challenged by social difficulties and children who desire to help children by actively providing group art experiences and installations. We provide collaborative art experiences that generate global awareness and provide children with an understanding of different communities by using art as the tool for individual and collaborative expression. We believe in making children smile and laugh while participating in art experiences. We believe that a patch works.
Since 2008Over 300,000 glass mosaic tiles have been used in mosaic mural projects to improve the quality ...See more
Since 2004Over 5,000 family members, doctors, nurses, medical support staff and volunteers have assisted in collaborative art ...See more
Since 2002Over 3,000 children’s lives have been touched by participating in collaborative art projects directed by the ...See more
Since 2000Over 10,000 smiles have been witnessed and inspired the founder of apatchworks to make a difference ...See more
By 2016It is estimated that apatchworks organization will have touched the lives of over 5000 children. ...See more
Our team is made up of people who care about children. Our goal is to provide artistic collaborations that help improve the quality of life for hospitalized children with cancer or children long term hospitals stays. Generating creativity, laughter and smiles is what we strive for.
A professional artist and art teacher. Stacey has over 20 years experience teaching art to people aged 2 and up. She has lived and worked in 4 countries. Her favorite art mediums include calligraphy, silk painting and mosaics and she has exhibited her work in France, Antigua, and Australia. She loves working with children and teaching art. Her goal as an art teacher is to creatively inspire each person to find the artist inside.
Michelle ClayBoard Member
Director Law firm Clay & Associates, legal and fundraising adviser, board member of the Clay Scholarship & Research Foundation. Michelle has worked for many years raising funds and awareness for educational programs in the US.
Gillian CooperBoard Member
Senior Programme Officer for Capacity Development; Commonwealth Foundation, UK. Gillian worked for the RSPB as the West Africa Partner Development Officer, coordinating and delivering the Society’s capacity development programme for its West African national partner organisations. She has over fifteen years of experience working internationally within the civil society sector with a focus on equitable sustainable development, natural resource management, sustainable tourism development and capacity building.
Fidel Amosphotographer/videographer/ Instagram Guru
The son of an African-American dad and Italian mom, Fidel spent the first 15 years of his in different parts of the world; Italy, South Korea, Germany and here and there across the U.S.. He graduated high school in Kansas and attended college at Kansas State University, moving to NYC afterward. From 2001-2015, as a NYC-based freelance photographer, he worked for hundreds of individual clients, including fashion magazines, sports teams, newspapers, celebrities, private organizations and portrait studios. In addition, he has documented the work of multiple charity organizations in various parts of North America, Europe and Asia. He currently resides in Italy.
Suelae RobinsonPress Coordinator / Facebook Guru
Passionate about art, journalism and helping others, Suelae joins the apatchworks team to share her experience in social media journalism.
apatchworks celebrates the relationships and support our corporate sponsors provides us as it allows us to passively impact the lives of children with cancer and need
The Italian company Bisazza has been providing mosaic glass tiles and grouting material for all of our mosaic murals since 2008. By June 2017 they will have donated over 1,000,000,000 tiles.
"We are delighted to be involved in Apatchworks’ extraordinary projects, because, over the years, the donation of our colourful glass tiles has contributed to making new artistic and playful experiences possible for these children, who are fighting for their lives. Seeing them smile, giving them these happy moments, is our reward.” Rossella Bisazza
MCS ApparelSince 2014
This luxury men’s clothing company has been providing financial, marketing and merchandising support since 2014 and is the producer of the the T-Cell Warrior Onesie’s.
UGF IndustriesSince 2014
This French company has been producing wooden sea shapes for our collaborative sea themed mosaic murals since 2014.