The Day Hab classroom buzzed with activity as would-be artists from Day Services made colorful fish, traced maple leaves, and other craft projects under the direction and guidance of five interns from St. Bonaventure University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts this week.
“The interns from the center’s ArtMobile brought all the materials and are helping the people make art projects and crafts,” Deena Holcomb, Day Hab DSP, said.
“Liz Whipple set it up before she retired. We’re grateful to her for this. Everyone is enjoying it.”
The interns seemed to enjoy it almost as much.
“We typically go around to different libraries and schools during the summer months. We do an art project for different age groups,” Lindsay, a junior majoring in math and minoring in education, said.
Lindsay especially appreciated Paul’s enthusiasm as he worked on his art project tracing a maple leaf design.
“This is the first time we’ve worked with people with disabilities,” she said, approving the work of her prodigious art students at her table.
“We have students also come to the center and we take them on tours around the Quick Center. Then we set up projects that relate to what they see in the center’s gallery.
“It’s a great way for them to learn.”
Liz said the idea to have the ArtMobile visit Day Services came to her during a visit to the Olean Library a couple years ago outside which the ArtMobile was doing an art craft. She thought it would benefit the people in Day Services. Due to the ArtMobile’s popularity, it was two years before it was available for this visit.