People Helping People was a two day Expressive Art Workshop held at the Westminster FREE Clinic in Thousand Oaks, CA. The clinic serves low-income and uninsured residents of Ventura County. Over 300 healthcare professionals and 80 local high school interns provide free bilingual services to over 7,000 individuals annually! The clinic's services include primary care, mental health counseling, diagnostics, case management, specialty referrals, diabetes management and education, vision tests and free eye glasses.
We asked the patients to illustrate their healthcare challenges and the tools they have learned at the clinic to heal themselves. The patients were eager to documents their successes (most focusing on diet and exercise) and how they manage their medical challenges. The enthusiastic responses are a testimony to how creative expression can inform, engage, educate and heal. The patients loved the experience, and it was a testament to the effectiveness of the clinic's work.
Lutheran Social Services • The Samaritan Center • The RAIN Project
Expressive Art Workshops
The Commons - Senior and Memory Care
Prison Rehabilitation - Victim/Offender Program
Westminster Free Clinic - Expressive Art Workshops
Currently on exhibition at the Ventura County Office of Education - Camarillo, CA
A Progressive Art Workshop was held with patients of the Westminster Free Free clinic that wanted to explore their health issues with a focus on their personal journey to healing. Patients were invited to share the tools they have acquired for coping with their challenges in positive ways. Their tools included everything from lifestyle changes, treatment options to spiritual care. The art workshops gave the patients an opportunity to share their frustrations and successes with their family and peers through their art.
Exhibit upcoming summer/fall 2018
PAINTING • PHOTOGRAPHY • MIXED MEDIA • GRAPHIC DESIGN • CREATIVE DIRECTION
Dean Triggs School serving children with moderate to severe disabilities.
Winter Homeless Shelter Art Workshops
PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE: Living with Diabetes and Heart Disease
Residents of The Commons in Woodland Hills engage in a four-week workshop where they painted, collaged and shared memories and stories. A lively group that turned out to be incredible artists!