Aloha Community Living Art Program
Edwards' Aloha Community Living Program has been named the recipient of a Regional Arts and Culture Council Grant that is allowing teachers Rhonda Savage and Robert Chapman to provide 25 weeks of Special Arts Curriculum including Photography, Pottery, Painting, Fiber mesh art, outdoor art exploration, Mosaic tilling, Drawing, and art in the Community.
Specifically, the grant provides specialty art supplies required by such a creative program. This new opportunity, which began in December, has drawn more participants into art that have not been interested in the past. These Wednesday and Friday classes serve about 50 participants weekly.
Participants are proud of their work and enjoy talking about each other's art as well. In addition to their finished paintings, participants are learning to work on projects in stages and are developing patience towards completing a project over time, gaining longer attention span. The new curriculum will include community experiences as well. Many thanks to the Regional Arts Council for this awesome grant!