Art is not just for artists
Rob's Hope shows people how a creative practice can help them cope with stress and other life challenges. We believe that art of all kinds is a means of healing, renewal, and self-expression. Feeling stressed? Going through a difficult time? Looking for something new and different? Rob's Hope may be the vehicle you need. Our commitment is to offer programs and activities that encourage people to develop a creative practice regardless of artistic aptitude or economic circumstances. We invite you to join us on a journey of healing and self-discovery as we dabble in creative arts. You don't have to be an artist; it's ok if the thought of doing anything even remotely artistic is scary. The goal isn't to create a work of art, it's to use creative exercises to release, relieve, and stretch your wings. It's the journey that matters, not the destination!
What we believe.....
"Go into the arts. I'm not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven's sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. You will have created something."
- Kurt Vonnegut