Painting class for women in prison

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Artist at Women’s correctional center working on a project for a Christmas gift

Our prison program provides incarcerated women with an opportunity to gain new perspectives and skills through painting.  The experience helps to create a sense of accomplishment and well being.  This program is held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday each month from 9:00AM to 11:00AM (class time).  Volunteers must have a background check and attend the Correctional Center training.

“This is a stress reliever for me. Coming to art class is like taking a deep breath.”

“I’m not the best artist in the world, but I never knew that I had a little bit of talent.”

“This gives me a reminder of who I am.”

“Now I walk around and pay attention to shadow and light and think about how I would draw it.”

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Richmond Artist Jamie Wigginton working with Women at the Correctional Center



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