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Classes merge art and therapy to promote community healing

Feb 28, 2013

The Rehoboth Art League and SOAR Inc. are partnering to host experiential classes integrating healing and art. These classes will be held throughout the month of April at the Rehoboth Art League in the newly renovated Chambers building on the historic campus. Classes will feature the talents of Delaware community artists and mental health practitioners.

Through the centuries, art has been an influencing force in calming the mind, soothing the soul, and flexing the mind and body. The Rehoboth Art League and SOAR invite the public to join in celebration of art's influence. Classes are being offered for children and adults ages 5 and up.

Topics will include dreams, journaling, relaxation and grounding, mindfulness, creative expression of emotions and family dynamics.

Participants will have the opportunity to select from a variety of media including clay, acrylics, watercolor and mixed media collage. To explore a variety of offerings and enroll go to www.rehobothartleague.org.

Enrollment is open to the public. However, preregistration is required and space is limited. Some participant scholarships are available upon request.

The Rehoboth Art League is a membership-based teaching and exhibiting nonprofit arts organization dedicated to encouraging and preserving the arts in Delaware. It is funded, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

Incorporated as a 501c3 organization in 1992, SOAR is a statewide recovery program which provides counseling, referral and education services to adult, adolescent and child survivors of sexual abuse and assault, their non-offending partners and non-offending family members. SOAR also provides outreach programs to community organizations and businesses.

More than 1,000 adults, adolescents, children and their families residing in Delaware and surrounding counties in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland utilize SOAR’s services annually. SOAR is the only treatment agency of its kind in the Delaware/Mid-Atlantic region

For more information about the Rehoboth Art League and these classes call 302-227-8408 or visit www.rehobothartleague.org. For information about SOAR go to www.survivorsofabuse.org.

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