Monday, April 19, 2010

We Care Arts

Last Friday, I had the privilege of being the visiting artist at We Care Arts in Kettering, Ohio. I presented a lesson on metal embossing which included information on the Haitian metal art made from steel drums. Each participant made a 6x6" metal embossing colored with Sharpie markers. The artists and their art work were awesome! I will also be teaching a summer art camp for Autistic teens starting in June.

From their website:
: "We Care Arts is a non-profit organization that helps emotionally, mentally and physically disabled adults and youth achieve greater personal independence. Through a variety of art classes and experiences, we promote the artist's individuality, self esteem, community skills, ability to focus, life skills, responsibility, confidence and job skills."

Check out the great video on their site of their clients creating art! If you are local to Dayton, stop by We Care Arts gift shop on 3035 Wilmington Pike near Dorothy Lane. They have many handmade gifts for you or a friend! You can follow this great organization through their website, Facebook and Twitter!

1 comment:

janeth said...

Hey Diane,
This is a great blog! You writing is so easily readable and I find your thinking very engaging!
How about a post on using ETSY for those of us who are new or CHICKEN!
A big hug to you,