Art Club

“I am an artist and I think art is very, very important to our emotions and for us to let out any sadness or happiness” — Reem, Art Club Co-Founder

Our Women’s Art Club is a place for women to come together, have fun, and express themselves. The group meets weekly and projects vary from painting emotions to attempting single-line drawings to decorating candle holders. Creating art reduces stress and allows time to be set aside to have fun and socialize. This type of artistic expression increases self-awareness and self-esteem.

Art projects help members of the club express and understand their emotions through creative means. These types of activities are important for the emotional wellbeing of refugees, to foster a routine, develop healthy coping mechanisms, and provide an outlet for their feelings. The club has trauma-relieving and community-building benefits and provides emotional and social support to its participants.

Coming to Art Club allows women to explore their unique talents in a stimulating environment. Art Club is a place to turn trauma, anxiety, and stress into creative works that the women can take pride in. It’s less of an educational program, and open to all levels of artistic ability. The volunteer teachers focus less on rigorous technique and more on the emotional wellness and growth of the participants.

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The Relationship Between Art and Peace

Calligraphy is an ancient art form with a lot of tradition in the Middle East and beyond. Read how CRP’s recently implemented Calligraphy program helps beneficiaries to calm down, express themselves creatively and learn a valuable new skill all at the same time. . .

Ruba’s New World of Color

Ruba tells us how excited she is each Saturday afternoon to head to Women’s Art Club at CRP and express her creativity through painting.

Working Through Trauma with Art Therapy

On Sundays, women from our community gather at CRP for an hour and practice art. Sara, the volunteer art instructor, plays Fairouz and brings treats.

The Power of Art

On Sunday, January 29, we held the first session of our new arts workshop, which aims to encourage emotional expression through creativity.