Pottstown Healing Arts Program Wins Council Funding

POTTSTOWN PA – A healing arts program created by the Gallery School of Pottstown, 254 High St., Pottstown PA, to offer free art classes to those whose lives have been touched by cancer – as patients, survivors, family members and caregivers – will operate this summer thanks to a donation from the Student Philanthropy Council of The Hill School in Pottstown.

Fiber exploration has been added to the healing arts program

The award was announced Saturday (May 7, 2011) at the blog of the Pottstown Arts and Cultural Alliance.

Participants in the program can choose from any of the Gallery School’s scheduled 2011 summer classes, ranging from pottery and drawing to glass fusing and painting. Classes are available for all ages and skill levels. Applications, which must be completed to enter the program, are available for download here. A limited number of spaces is available, and acceptance is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Also available through healing arts is the Gallery School’s new fiber exploration class, offered primarily to support groups as a fun group activity. Participants will try their hand at spinning their own yarn and will work on a cooperative weaving project. Their final woven piece will be framed and presented to the group after its class. No experience in fiber arts is necessary.

The Student Philanthropy Council, launched in October 2008, was created by Charles A. Frank III, an alumnus of The Hill School Class of 1959 and former chairman of its board of trustees, and his wife Betty. The Franks donated $35,000 to The Hill to establish the council, which gives its students a chance to learn about the value and processes of philanthropy.

The council provides funding to Pottstown non-profit organizations whose strategic initiatives focus on enhancing the health and overall wellness of area families and communities.

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