Fidelity House CRC’s Family Support Center supports their families by providing a wide range of fun activities and services for chilren and adults of all ages. Some of these services include: respite, support groups, workshops, therapeutic programs, recreation, social skills training, music therapy, and art therapy.
This past November, the Family Support Center’s fall session of Art Therapy classes took place over an eight week period. These sessions were taught by Mary Ann McArdle at the Essex Art Center in Lawrence, where their mission is to inspire and nurture the diverse artistic potential of the Greater Lawrence Community. Over these eight weeks, the artists used paint, clay, crayons, and tactile material to create 2D and 3D works of art. Each lesson is designed by Ms. McArdle to use fine and gross motor skills, increase dexterity, become familiar with new materials and showcase creativity.
The fall session ended with an artists’ reception and exhibit on December 11th, 2019 where seven participants, ranging in age from 13-61, astounded their audience with their multi-media creations.
Special thanks to Highland Street Foundation for the generous grant that made these classes possible and to the great team at the Essex Art Center.