ARTISTIC ABILITY is art-based programming for disabled adults, ages 18 to 70, held in collaboration with New Horizons Behavioral Health at the Columbus Service Center, a day center, located at 2401 Buena Vista Road, Columbus. The curriculum for AA was originally designed and led by Geri Davis, BAA, Auburn University, and trained volunteers. This volunteer team has been together since the program started. The class/volunteer ratio is one to one.
Highlights: An ARTISTIC ABILITY Exhibition is held annually at the Center featuring the work of the participants. The Bo Bartlett Center also hosts an annual Talent Show featuring the clients of New Horizons.
Goals of the program: Introduce creativity, develop eye-hand coordination skills and special abilities, gain recognition and confidence through joy driven hands-on painting projects, and promote happiness.