We love bringing new organizations into the ArtThread family, and we had a wonderful day of training with the folks at Schott Communities. They are using their customized ArtThread Gallery as part of their already strong art program, adding an online component that allows sharing all over their Broward county (FL) community.

Schott team

The Schott team practicing on Splash!

This non-profit organization  was founded in 1986 to address the needs of persons who are deaf or who are physically or intellectually challenged. Unique to Florida, Schott Communities develops residential housing for the deaf or disabled; designs programs to assist clients develop skills for independent living; offers clients counseling services and educational programs to promote self-sufficiency, and provides clients with social, recreational and spiritual opportunities to enhance their quality and enjoyment of life.

 

Ileana and friend

Ileana Ramirez-Cueli, Executive Director, works with a client

This pARTnership with ArtThread features a gallery that is part of Schott’s Art Therapy program where individuals of all ages and abilities explore their own creative response to the challenges of living with a disability.  They paint with hands, feet, mouth or headgear – whatever means is available to them.  This program now offers the opportunity to unleash everyone’s imagination and discover the world of computer art and graphic design.

 

Art from the Gallery

Art from the Schott Communities gallery