Five years ago, John began to make art at Awakening Minds Art. Since then, John is STRONGER because he continues to develop stronger life skills by nurturing his creative mind in a supportive environment. John has better communication and socialization skills He shows more sustained focus
Pride in his artwork sparks confidence & independence
By making decisions while painting, John practices accepting change and challenges in the real world.
Choosing subject matter for a painting is a great way to express interests & memories
“John sometimes struggles to express himself emotionally, but I see his feelings expressed for those around him through his [subject] selections, attention to detail, and the repetition of subject matter,” says Ms. Megan, his AMA instructor
What does ART do for YOU?
Check out John's full story here! (AND ORDER HIS NEW BOOK BELOW!!!)
Then, share your own Art Makes Me _____ statement here! Even if you don't consider yourself an artist, art plays a role in your life. We challenge you to think about how art benefits YOU today!
Your contributions help to spread the positive impact that art has on each of us. Many of our students, in addition to receiving a great art education, benefit from the cognitive, physical, and emotional work that artmaking challenges them with.
Awakening Minds Art, founded in 2009, is a nonprofit organization. THE MISSION To provide therapeutic and educational visual art programs to all ages & abilities.
THE VISION To create affirming, all-inclusive spaces where people have the confidence to develop into the best version of themselves. Awakening Minds works towards building skills that help people not only feel success within our community, but to be successful throughout their lives.