Project HOME’s Art Program is a collective of individuals who engage the transformative powers of art to communicate experiences, share perspectives and build skills. This practice empowers participants to reach their fullest potential as individuals and encourages them to contribute their gifts as community members. Our art and creations seek to inspire, enliven and enrich all of those who interact with it.
Art activities empower individuals with choices, connect individuals to historical narratives and philosophies, provide recreational problem solving opportunities, develop and articulate fine motor skills, provide sensory stimulation, enable social skills and interactions, provide an outlet for expression, exploration, discovery and learning in a fun environment. In addition, the program provides opportunity to exhibit and sell work and generate income. Along with these benefits, participants gain skills including improved concentration and attention span, practice working within time frames, patience and perseverance, creativity, as well as personal and job related skills.
Project HOME offers a wide variety of art workshops year round at multiple sites. A majority of our workshops are facilitated by local artisans who add a great deal of richness to our eclectic community tapestry.
For information about how to volunteer with the art program, call the Volunteer Coordinator at (215) 232-7272 x3015.
Interested in picking up original or reproduction pieces made by Project HOME artists?
Visit the HOME Shop to peruse a selection of greeting cards featuring original Project HOME artwork. Our works are often on display at Project HOME and community partner sites around Philadelphia. Call the art coordinator at (215) 232-7272 x3027 for the current exhibition themes, artists and locations.
- Neil Patterson, Neighborhood Pottery
- Sharleen Goldfisher, knitting artisan
- Patty Lynch, candle artisan
- Kathe Scullion, jewelry artisan
- Meg Saligman, muralist
- Dr. Lawrence, educator
- Philadelphia Photo Art Center
- Light Room Gallery
- One Step Away
- Drexel University
- Philadelphia Museum of Art