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  • Arts As Healing Foundation Hosts First Public Art Classes

    Published on July 6, 2020

    St. Louis, Mo. :Arts As Healing Foundation (AAH), a nonprofit that brings the therapeutic benefits of art to cancer patients and those with chronic illness, will hold its first public art class titled “Fundamentals of Drawing.”  The six-week interactive Zoom course—either Thursdays beginning July 16 or Saturdays beginning July 18—will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  All proceeds will benefit the Arts As Healing Foundation’s programs and services.

    “Fundamentals of Drawing” is a hands-on artistic experience that will feature instructional demonstrations and one-on-one guidance for each participant’s full color creation.  AAH’s Executive Director Vicki Friedman will teach the Zoom classes along with assistance from artist volunteers.  Friedman, a trained artist and two-time cancer survivor, brings her extensive skill set to the course which is designed for both beginners and those with drawing experience.

    “People with cancer and other chronic conditions take our classes to reduce stress brought on by their illness.  It helps them escape and forget about their health while they get lost in creating,” said AAH’s Executive Director Vicki Friedman.  “This is the first time in our organization’s history that we have classes for the general public.  We do this to help support our organization and to help those in the community lower their feelings of stress and anxiety during these challenging times.”

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