Visual art is a powerful medium for expression and healing, and it is a wonderful tool to support and empower individuals facing difficulties in life. InToto participants are invited to participate in many forms of visual art making including drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, photographic processes, printing, and botanical arts. For those experiencing hardships, creating art can offer a means of self-expression and a way to communicate feelings and experiences that may be difficult to put into words. This can be particularly therapeutic for individuals dealing with trauma or grief.
Not only do our visual arts classes teach new skills and promote wellbeing through community, but our artists are also offered an opportunity to earn income from the sales of their artwork at InToto’s annual showcases through an 80% commission. Many of our participants discover talents they have never before explored through InToto and take pride in their newfound identities as artists. We have seen art give purpose and inspire so much hope.