I recently learned about a new online photography classroom for kids on Kickstarter and think it's a great idea for helping kids to explore their creative sides and express themselves.
Kids Photography Academy (KPA) is an online classroom of video lessons and other tools where children ages 6-12 will learn to "tell their own story through the art, science and fun of photography." Created by Canadian mom and professional photographer Janet Pliszka, Kids Photography Academy will help kids learn more about the art of photography in a fun way from the comfort of their own home, and on their own schedule.
Janet was drawn to using Kickstarter to fund her project because the “rewards” based platform is friendly and suits her brand, and generous personality. In fact, the “rewards” for backing her on Kickstarter are pretty much a simple pre- purchase for the video lessons, so you'll get back what you put in as soon as the classes are available.
You can fund any amount, but there are various levels and rewards present. For Kids Photography Academy, the preset funding levels range from $10 to $1500. For example:
- For only $35 you receive the first video series of 3 photography lessons pre-released in December.
- The “best value” level would make a great gift. Get a Canon Powershot camera, 12 classes and a KPA Photog Essentials Kit for $375.
not paid anything. In this case, if it reaches full funding, you receive back your investment in a wonderful experience and photography lessons with transferable skills for your child. If you love supporting small business like I do, I recommend visiting crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter, IndieGoGo and others to help get some really cool projects off the ground.
If you would like to support Kids Photography Academy, the funding program is open until November 30th. Watch the inspiring video and then follow the links if you wish to pre-purchase lessons for your kids and back the project at the same time.
Kids Photography Academy is currently in development, seeking funds through Kickstarter for professional video production. If you would like to support this small business owner achieve this dream, you can pre-purchase the lessons and back this project at Kickstarter before November 30. KPA will launch in December 2013.