The Expressive Arts program at Thomas M. Wernert Center (TMWC) is usually held in the Frank W. Lynch and Roberta Jane Lynch, MSW Art Studio; however, the creative process often overflows into other areas of campus. As you move through TMWC, you will see member art featured in display cases and hung on walls, overhear songs being sung from the Art Studio, or witness dance moves being choreographed in the recreation area.
"The Art Studio is a chill place for me to spend my days," says Kit, a TMWC member. Kit has created numerous projects at TMWC, including pieces featured as auction items for Heart & Soul Toledo fundraising events. "Spending time with others helps with depression and isolation, and doing something with my hands calms my anxiety," she explains.
Neil, TMWC Expressive Arts Coordinator, offers daily opportunities for creative expression, with lessons in language, expressive and fine arts, crafts, music, and movement. All of these art forms encourage self-expression, boost self-esteem, and provide peer interaction.