"When people visit the church’s food pantry, I often invite them to join the class. Some come only once; others stay for years. They think they’re learning from me, but really they are my teachers. We have become like family. Everyone who comes has been through a lot. While we draw or paint or do beadwork, we talk about difficult issues, and there is healing. Sometimes people disappear for months at a time, but they come back because they know they are loved and supported here. It’s calming to be together. We get donations sometimes (from the Art Center and from Frame Corner), but I buy a lot of our materials with my own money. Some of the students are beginning to sell their work, which makes them so proud and helps them financially. I'd love for them to be able to sell more. It’s better than giving people cash. It’s better when they can earn their own way."
Community Art Room, Mondays 10 am - 12 pm
Highland Heights United Methodist Church, 3476 Summer Ave (Summer & Highland)