Thursday, November 1, 2012

Peer support groups offered at ArtMakers’ Place

Peer Support Groups are facilitated by a certified peer specialist -- a staff person who self-identifies as a present or former consumer.

This type of group provides an opportunity for consumers to develop social skills by learning and sharing new art techniques, thus creating a natural form of recovery.

Participants learn to take risks in decision making and problem solving as diverse art techniques are explored.

All groups are offered at ArtMakers’ Place, 756 Armstrong Ave., Kansas City, KS 66101, 913-621-7025.

Fine Art of Illustration: This group focuses on building creative painting skills. Still life, portraiture, landscape and many diverse art mediums will be explored. Participants are asked to bring their imagination and paint with peers. Expect creativity and growth as an artist. (Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon.)
Fabric Expression Group: In this group, consumers learn an array of sewing techniques such as appliqué, embroidery, hat weaving and clothes making. A sewing machine is available during the group. They can expect to explore many new skills while learning with peers. (Thursdays 10 a.m. to noon.)

The Art of Recovery: This group focuses on painting the Recovery Art Mural at Frank Williams Outreach Center. One giant canvas will be painted during this group with peer participation. Supplies are provided. (Fridays 2 to 4 p.m.)