Art for The Journey is a Richmond based nonprofit organization that promotes the well-being and healing of children and adults through creative expression, with a special focus on people who otherwise do not have such opportunities available.
Programs are provided by accomplished artists and other qualified instructors within the context of an appreciation of the developmental, emotional, and psychological benefits of art expression. Focus is on the communal experience of creating forms of art and celebrating the joy, learning, and resultant achievement that flows from creativity
Art for the Journey Delivered programs:
Twice monthly oil painting classes at the Department of Corrections Women’s Prison in Goochland, VA.
Weekly recreational Art at the Carmel School in Ruther Glen, VA for rural school children.
Weekly Art program at the Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School in the city of Richmond for elementary & middle school students.
Weekly Art program for lower income seniors at Marywood Apartments for the Elderly - "paint night” style class.
Two ten week sessions - “Opening Minds Through Art” program for people suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s is in the planning stage. This program makes extensive use of college age volunteers. See more about the program at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGyjmjM9M9I
Monthly "Friday Fun Day” Art programs for elementary, middle, and high school students of the “Youth Life Foundation”.
4 Annual Art programs for 3rd year Medical Students at VCU/MCV
Summer programs for the Juvenile Diabetes Kids Camp, the Anna Julia Cooper summer school.
plans being made to add expressive Art program for incarcerated women at the Richmond Justice System.
plans being made to create Art program for U.S. Veterans.
Tuesday night weekly oil painting class - 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at Hierholzer studio: 111 Willow Oaks Rd., Richmond, VA 23238
Classes are ongoing and priced in week sessions at $240.00 (includes all supplies and materials) These classes provide income to Art for the Journey for programs we deliver.
Plein Air Painting Experiences: Quarterly trips to Swan Quarter, NC and the Mattie Arts Center - plein air painting on location. Richmond Plein Air painting at various locations. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
VOLUNTEERING FOR ART FOR THE JOURNEY
Art for The Journey makes extensive use of volunteers in its programs. Besides keeping costs down, we believe that dedicated volunteers increase our capacity for personal engagement with our clients. In addition, our volunteer program offers an opportunity for gifted and generous individuals to learn about the needs of special populations and experience both personal growth and a deeper sense of purpose in their lives. Both Artists and non-artists volunteer, with the mission of bringing well-being and healing to adults and children, through creative expression as the primary goal. (Delivering paint and encouragement with a smile!).
Our volunteer program offers training, support and inspiring relationships. We currently partner with the VCU ASPiRE program, to nurture volunteers in our “Opening Minds Through Art” program, as well as have many community volunteers through HandsOnRVA! Artists from the Bon Air Artist Association have volunteered, as well as board members from the VMFA. We are delighted to have a range of people around Richmond support us in various ways through out the year. We have received help from over 100 volunteers to date! Thank you to all!
ART FOR THE JOURNEY TO PROVIDE PRACTICUM AND “OPENING MINDS THROUGH ART” TRAINING IN OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER 2017
Richmond’s non-profit ART FOR THE JOURNEY has been awarded a significant honor to become “Facilitator Trainers” for people in central Virginia in the “Opening Minds Through Art” program designed for people with Dementia and Alzheimers.
Dr. Elizabeth Lokon, from the Scripps Gerontology Department of Miami University, OH, is the Founder and developer of this amazingly impactful and internationally award winning program. Visit the Scripps OMA website at: www.scrippsoma.org
If you or someone you know are interested in learning more about this training and online certification course in October 2017 with a practicum to be held in Richmond, VA at Saint Mary’s Woods Retirement Community on November 3, 2017, please contact email@example.com.