ACHF Arts Access
The Tapestry Project will engage chronically, mentally ill adults in a variety of arts programming. The project will be successful when the participants find enjoyment in the art they have created. Additionally, participants will feel comfortable at community exhibits and special events. 2: Provide a welcoming and wholesome atmosphere where participants can feel accepted. Hope House consumers will become engaged in the varied arts programming opportunities and be comfortable in the creation of the art form with individuals they may not have been familiar with prior to the Tapestry Project.
The relationship between the Headwaters School and the Hope House were significantly strengthened. Many artists had no experience with adults who experience chronic mental illness. 2: The teaching artists involved have a warm and welcoming demeanor that allowed the consumers to relax and enjoy the task they were about to be involved in.