This Spring, The Kentucky Center’s Arts in Healing and Programming departments are collaborating with Jefferson Community and Technical College (JCTC) to deliver hands-on arts activities and live performances on their six local campuses.
The partnership has gotten off to a strong start!
In March and April, Arts in Healing (AIH) teaching artists led projects at the JCTC Shelby and Bullitt county campuses, which included making and decorating journals along with creative writing exercises as “tools for wellness during stressful times.”
Feedback from students participating in the JCTC Bullitt and Shelby Arts in Healing experiences included:
"I now have a way to cope with the stress of being a student."
"Drawing or doing another craft would lessen my stress levels in the future."
"Working on art helps make the heart and mind feel better."
Before the Spring semester ends, Kentucky Center AIH artist Pat Sturtzel is scheduled to lead visual art activities with JCTC’s Fine Arts department, involving Allied Health Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy and Medical Tech students.
By creating a wall-sized work of art together, the students will learn about creating art as a form of self-care and explore its potential for use in a variety of healthcare settings.
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