Marywood University News

Art Therapy Students Planned Community Project

Marywood University’s art therapy junior class hosted a collaborative community project titled, “Threads of Hope Quilt.” The project, an interactive quilt with the intention of raising spirits during quarantine, was installed at the Learning Commons on November 13, 2020.

The junior art therapy program class asked the Marywood community for their assistance in completing the “Threads of Hope Quilt.” In order to take part in the project, community members were asked to answer, “How do you stay hopeful through the pandemic?” 

Marywood University's art therapy program is designed to meet the needs of those interested in a career that includes both a commitment to art-making and a commitment to service to others. The art therapy program emphasizes the healing and therapeutic qualities of art for both student artists and for the clients they serve. Students are taught and guided by registered and board-certified art therapists who are active clinicians and artists. Coursework emphasizes hands-on experience.

Threads of Hope is a non-profit organization that helps create a better future for families in the Philippines. By helping one girl on the beaches of Puerto Galera, Alex and Chris Kuhlow have helped bring hope to a whole village of people. One act of compassion became a means of starting a church, building a school, and helping to provide for the needs of more than 300 families.