To bring people together through the arts to create beauty and celebrate life!
We do this through our collaborative and adaptive art programs that are designed to bring joy to individuals with health challenges, and those who love and care for them. Most especially, we seek to brighten and enliven senior living communities by nurturing creative discovery and lifelong learning among their residents, families and staff.
To become a trusted leader helping people do good, and do it well through art!
We believe in and value…
…the dignity of human life
We believe that every person is precious, has inherent value and dignity, and should be treated with charity, respect and compassion to live full and enriching lives.
… community and connection
As human beings we value and need meaningful, positive interactions with others. That’s why so many of our programs are built around shared quality time creating beautiful memories with those we love and live with.
… joy in the moment
While some of our clients with dementia won’t remember what we’ve taught them, they will know the joy of making something beautiful in the moment. And that joy is priceless – to them and to us – as is sharing it with others!
… lifelong learning
People at all stages of life thrive when they feel engaged in something meaningful, and are enjoying learning something new. Making art offers a new learning experience and an opportunity for growth and discovery. As Teaching Artists, we too seek to learn something new for and from every client, and are passionate in our pursuit of excellent care and service by learning about and implementing best practices in our field.
… giving and caring for one another
We recognize that many who would benefit from our programs, can’t always afford them. Which is why years ago we created a Benevolent Scholarship Fund to provide full and partial scholarships for those in need. We fund these scholarships by donating a portion of our profits, as well as extending opportunities for our client families to donate unused prepaid classes, and partnering with generous patrons who support our heart’s work through donations, memorial gifts and sponsorships.
… authenticity, charity, and integrity
We are passionate about living our call to help people through the arts with authenticity and integrity. We believe that our talents and our clients are true gifts from God and wish to honor the Master Artist by nurturing both with all our heart and mind with love, gratitude and joy!