New ways of living, using art to empower all abilities
We offer alternative life success programs for "CREATIVES" (apprentices, differently-abled individuals) and their "COLLABORATORS" (caregivers able to continue concepts in the home environment) focused in art and design. As our special requirement, Creatives and Collaborators take on the program as a team (*on a case by case basis we may give consideration to independent participation). Bring your team and enjoy eco-creative experiences!
Our programs focus on family empowerment, workforce skill development, encouraging commitment to co-responsibility, teamwork, and rehabilitation featuring various artistic techniques applied with a focus on re-purposing recycled materials. We encourage the use of free time, exploring the city, and learning to live better through lifelong experiences with the practice of day-to-day activities. We foster artistic abilities to promote self-expression.
Along with supporting each Creative, we also offer free, professional parent counseling support to transform relationships into empowering collaborations.
We highly encourage a sustainable and earth friendly mindset. We revive recycled objects with inexpensive supplies and practical techniques to create high quality pieces of art for display and wear.
One of our core values is creating empowering and inclusive collaborations. Participants in our programs, guests, and our organization partnerships all have cooperative, positive interactions.
Our sessions are personally tailored and designed to teach techniques in group or individual settings, across all ability levels. While including the development of life skills, pre-employment and self-employment skills.
We host many events with opportunities for participants to practice in real life settings and gain valuable experience. For each program, we connect to local galleries/stores/festivals to showcase their creations.
Our programs focus on preventing depression from isolation and increasing independence, social inclusion, self-confidence, and self-advocacy with design, art and cultural diversity. Want to know more? See more details on our programs and check out some of Our Stories featuring the success of our Creatives and aZul!
Our Eco-Fashion Program
In our program, Creatives focus on Fashion Design and learn techniques to create their own upcycled garments. At the end, we help them to develop their own brand and connect them to local shops and venues to showcase their work!
Send us an email to get notified and up to date for our future seasons!
In collaboration with various organizations, we host workshops to develop networking, customer service and various soft skills for participants.
As a hands on learning experience, participants interpret material to create an artistic piece from fabric. At the end, all pieces are displayed at an exhibition showcase where participants attend as a networking event for real life experience.
Learn more about some of our other potential programs: Brighten Blue (Industrial Design), and Self Care for Better Living (for caretakers/Collaborators)! We also tailor and provide inclusive activities for organizations and public event that are structured to your needs and we can provide for all ability levels.
Reach out to us by email or phone if you or your organization is interested in promoting more inclusive events.
Help us to help others
We take donations in service and in kind, there is no little dollar for this big cause!
Your support directly affects our Creatives to help explore their creative potential
through materials, workshop space, branding and marketing, and connecting
with showcase spaces and organizations.
Volunteer with us
Donate goods and supplies
Organize workshop space
Share your knowledge
Sponsor a team's tuition
Make a donation
CONNECT WITH US
aZul For Better Living, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides training programs in fashion design, industrial design and the arts, as tools for adults with disabilities and their families. We promote creative support services to help develop individual skills, and financial independence, dignity and artistic recognition