Good Shepherd to Host "Broken Art" Creativity Class1/21/2008
Good Shepherd's MS Wellness Program Offers This Six-Week Class Beginning 1/30/08
January 21, 2008
Allentown—The Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Wellness Program at Good Shepherd, an outpatient rehabilitation program that provides support for individuals with MS, will host a unique six-week "broken art" creativity class beginning on January 30, 2008.
The class will be held on the second floor of the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital, 850 S. Fifth St., Allentown, on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Registration is open to everyone, and individuals with multiple sclerosis and other disabilities are encouraged to register.
The "broken art" creativity class will provide students with instruction on the basic skills of sketching and watercolor, while exploring various historical artists and their contribution to art. Members will also participate in a group collaboration to blend creative ideas and use various textures, mixed medias and non-traditional artistic approaches.
During the six-week session, students will complete at least one original work of art that will be matted upon completion. All art materials will be supplied by Good Shepherd. Assistance will also be provided throughout the class for those who require additional help with participation in the art experience.
The cost of the class is $45, and anyone interested in signing up should call Jerry Werner, MS Wellness Program Coordinator, at 610-778-9303.
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, based in Allentown, Pennsylvania, is a nationally recognized rehabilitation leader, offering a continuum of care for people with physical and cognitive disabilities and specializing in assistive and rehabilitation technology. More than 36,000 people come to Good Shepherd each year for specialized programs in stroke, orthopedics, brain injury, spinal cord injury, pediatrics, amputation and more. Good Shepherd provides rehabilitation services in 7 eastern Pennsylvania counties. Good Shepherd operates 14 outpatient sites, 4 inpatient sites, a long-term acute care hospital, 2 long-term care homes for people with severe disabilities, an independent living facility, a Work Services division that provides employment training and job placement and a lifestyle products store called Rehability. Good Shepherd was founded in 1908 when The Rev. John and Estella Raker invited a disabled orphan named Viola into their Allentown, Pennsylvania, home. Good Shepherd is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. For more information, visit www.goodshepherdrehab.org.