Participating in a form of art is necessary at every stage of life. Humans are creative creatures that have a deep need to create and share what they create. Art is a great way for humans to discover their value whether you are 1 years old, 21 years old or 120 years old. The urge to create never fades.
“I cannot change what has happened in the lives of the people with whom we work, but I can participate in providing an opportunity for people that are part of the homeless population to create art and nurture something that brings them joy and a sense of dignity and creativity.”
Both art therapy and therapeutic art-making can provide alleviation to the adverse effects of stress and trauma by giving individuals a new medium of expression.
The art being created throughout the Black Lives Matter movement has become a huge part of expressing, educating, commemorating, grieving, and impacting people all over the country.
“I started volunteering with AFTS washing brushes, cleaning tables, setting up art shows, & engaging in this underserved community. I am inspired every day to support these artists in their pursuit of creativeness, peace, and community.” - Kelley Worden