Art for Wellness
Art for Wellness was created to help patients express themselves and heal through the power of art. Art is a form of expression that has been shown to reduce anxiety and stabilize the mood of those that are ill. The program currently focuses on drawing and writing, but has hopes of expanding to musical forms of art as well. In the early summer, this program recruits students that will begin volunteering in Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital during mid-summer. Volunteers go the the hospital once a week to visit patient rooms with art supplies, with access to six departments in the hospital.
Art for Wellness was founded in April 2015 by Edward Hadeler and Amir Soltani