CREATING & INSPIRING
Beyond teaching art techniques and supplying craft materials, we offer safe creative space for individuals to learn and express themselves.
Medical school is hard, and medical students at VCU call the third year one of the most challenging. Art for the Journey provides an opportunity for these students to experience first-hand the therapeutic benefit of putting paint to canvas.
We offer a relaxed space where students can take a break from tests and grades and, through the creative process, experience the unique sense of well-being that painting can offer. These future doctors are learning a non-pharmacological approach to something they may “prescribe” to future patients, and even use themselves.
It was a great experience to do something different and have the opportunity to recharge after a long string of months on the wards. [I was] able to experience well-being and self-care concepts.