CityHeART brought a six-week art workshop to Safe Refuge, formerly known as the Substance Abuse Foundation (SAF).
Using art as a therapeutic tool on the road to recovery, CityHeART led a variety of art workshops for the clients going through treatment episodes at Safe Refuge.
Every Sunday, CityHeART-ists arrived at the Safe Refuge campus on 7th Street in Long Beach. From 9 a.m. until about lunch time, Safe Refuge clients created art projects that ranged from poetry, to mandala drawing, to papier-mâché. At the end of this six-week project, CityHeART and Safe Refuge collaborated to host an event that gave the participants a chance to share their work with the community.
Thank you to the CityHeARTists who volunteered time to lead workshops with Safe Refuge!
- Ariana Sawyer — writing workshop
- Lou Lawton — visual arts/mask making workshops
- Amanda Willis — mandala-drawing workshop