I so enjoy facilitating community art projects and fortunately have the opportunity to host another workshop this summer at the Interfaith Community Service with their Haven’s House homeless clients. Human Development students taught by Dr. Eliza Bigham at CSUSM is hosting this project with me. I take the role of coaching, inspiring and guiding our students as they encourage homeless individuals to create art with them. One individual told me today that he should do more art like this. He shared he’d served time in prison and spends a lot of time in courtrooms but is looking to create art as a way to unwind and deal with the stress.
We are only on day two of the project and will continue it next week but so far, the project is progressing nicely.
Participants shared that they like the bright positive colors and it makes them feel energized. The conversations shared among the group is fascinating and I learn so much about others and what they endure in their lives.
Stay tuned as the project evolves…