|BuildaBridge artists from L to R: Jessica LaBarca, Christine Byma, Robert Kelleher, Julia Crawford & Rebecca Asch|
The participants in the adult group are learning from one another on many levels as are the staff of BuildaBridge and those from Nationalities Services Center (NSC).
Participants in the adult group, led by Jessica LaBarca and Rebecca Asch, are learning:
- How to communicate non-verbally since English is not a shared language
- Each piece of art may not resonate with every participant the same
- Similar or shared experiences can be good to process together but listening to vastly different experiences from others also holds much value
- Art-making is a vehicle for them to process their past, express themselves and find hope for their future