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What We Do : ArtSpace - Therapeutic Art at Work

Building Self Confidence With Therapeutic Art

Homelessness and poverty rob people of their self respect, making it difficult for them to focus on what they can do to improve their own situation. The ArtSpace at HomeFront helps build self-esteem and seeks to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of our clients. We believe that the creative process involved in self-expression helps people resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, and achieve insight.

Our innovative therapeutic art program draws on our clients’ creativity. It promotes socialization, self-confidence and self-expression among individuals who might have low self-esteem because of poverty, homelessness or abuse.  We encourage clients to tap into their creativity which often opens doors to new ways of thinking and reveals their voice.

ArtSpace works to rebuild souls through creativity,
and assist our clients on the road to self-sufficiency.

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Works by ArtSpace Artists

To see more of the wonderful works being created by ArtSpace artists, please visit the ArtSpace Gallery at http://www.artspacenj.org/.

Art works by artists in the ArtSpace program are available in the form of lovely art cards at http://www.homefrontnj.org/donate-artspaceart.cfm.

ArtSpace in the News


ArtSpace clients find home for their creative efforts at Grounds for Sculptures
September 2, 2011

HomeFront's art therapy program provides creative outlet for homeless
Trenton Times

August 8, 2011

Empowerment Through Art
Trenton Times
May 27, 2011

Homeless Artists Respond to Stereotypes
Harvard Magazine
November-December 2010

Aspiring artist from Ewing homeless shelter program earns design school scholarship
NJ Star Ledger
June 29, 2010

Watching You Watching Me: The Art of the Homeless
US1
June 9, 2010

Community Matters

With grateful appreciation to our communities in Mercer County, we thank you for your generous support of ArtSpace. Your help allows us to  continue our creative endeavors. 

At this time the ArtSpace is in need of the following art supplies:

  • Paint brushes
  • Paint
  • Watercolor & acrylic paper
  • Canvas
  • Beads
  • A.C Moore or Michael’s Gift Certificates

Thank you!
Art Coordinator: Ruthann Traylor

For more information contact: ruthannt@homefrontnj.org

 

Featured Art Work

Mixed Dreams by Rachel McMullen
Mixed Dreams by Rachel McMullen

The Flute Player by Synette Armstrong
The Flute Player by Synette Armstrong

The Painter by Kimberly Lennon
The Painter by Kimberly Lennon

Hat in the Wind by Kimberly Lennon
Hat in the Wind by Kimberly Lennon

 

 




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