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COLUMBIA CITY â€” Beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder. With that being said, just imagine a world without art. That certainly isnâ€™t the case with any client at Passages, for their clients can be involved in Passagesâ€™ Artistry Program. And there is art literally everywhere at Towerview Industries.
Candy Pease is the driving force behind Passagesâ€™ Artistry Program. â€śWe offer nine classes to our clients and we still have a waiting list for more clients to study art,â€ť said Pease. â€śThe art program has grown significantly within the last two years,â€ť said Pease. â€śIt was able to produce different art mediums that have sold at various art shows.â€ť
The classes are offered at Towerview Industries in Columbia City. Art teachers are all volunteers who teach five days a week. Long time volunteers include Chad Moore, Joann Bird and Carolyn Coverstone. The mediums range from pencil drawings to wall murals to ceramics.
Ted McClure is the program coordinator at Passages.
â€śWe had one client who was interested in the artistry program but didnâ€™t want to start a project,â€ť said McClure. â€śHe was thinking about what he wanted to do and knew exactly what he wanted to do but didnâ€™t want to make a mess. We told him itâ€™s okay to make a mess,â€ť said McClure.
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