The You Will Rise Project is partnering with Open Ground Studios for a hands-on workshop for students who are (or were) victims of bullying. Artists will work with high school students, inspiring them to create raw, uncensored works about their experiences with bullying. The resulting collection, including collaborative installation pieces and individual creations, will be presented in a multi-media pop up exhibition at Open Ground Studios that is open to the public.

Workshop week 1: Sunday, Oct. 1, 12pm - 3pm
Workshop week 2: Sunday, Oct. 8, 12pm - 3pm
Workshop week 3: Sunday, Oct. 15, 12pm - 3pm
Workshop week 4: Sunday, Oct. 22, 12pm - 3pm
Popup Exhibit: Sunday, Oct. 29, 1pm - 3pm

There is no fee to participate in the #ArtAgainstBullying workshop and all supplies will be provided. Open Ground Studios is located at 1230 Fremont Blvd., Seaside, CA 93955.

Watch this video to get a better sense of what we are all about.


Students who are interested in participating in the October workshops should apply online by Thursday, Sept. 22 using the form below. If you have questions, please email us at youwillriseproject@gmail.com.


Help us promote this important program. Print our poster below and hang it in your school and community.

Or share one of the pics below on your social media with a link to this page:  http://artagainstbullying.com


The You Will Rise Project provides a multimedia showcase for people of all ages who have been bullied to share their stories through the arts. Submissions can include visual art (paintings, drawings, sculptures, videos, etc.) as well as poetry, song lyrics, short stories, or other creative expressions that best capture their personal experiences. By giving visitors the opportunity to view these creative works, we hope to educate, instill pride, generate positive feedback, and provide online resources - all for the purposes of supporting, inspiring creative productivity, fostering respect for cultural and sexual diversity, and improving the quality of life for those who have been or are currently being bullied. Learn more at youwillriseproject.com.

Open Ground Studios is an oasis for self-expression through the artistic soul; we are a safe-haven for the novice, an ally for the professional artist and entrepreneur, and a home for the creative adult. OGS is a place where art is the vehicle for learning, practice and connection. Learn more at opengroundstudios.com.