This program is a collaboration with the Chattahoochee Valley Jail Ministries, Safe-House at Rose Hill United Methodist Church and the Bo Bartlett Center outreach to the homeless founded by Bo Bartlett and dedicated volunteers in collaboration with the Safe House Program, one of three local Columbus Transitional Centers under the purview of Chattahoochee Valley Jail Ministries and Chaplain of the Muscogee County Jail, Neil Richardson.
Classes are held at Rosehill Methodist Church, 2101 Hamilton Road and are open to interested individuals from Safe House, a day center, Trinity House for Women and Children and Grace House for Men.
Instructors/mentors demonstrate drawing and painting techniques and offer encouragement and support. The program also has an honor-based painting program available any time during Safe House hours
Highlights: Annual HIWTAI art exhibitions have been extraordinarily well attended. 10% of the proceeds benefit the artist/participant and the balance benefits Safe House.
Goals of the program: Offer a safe place to develop skills and techniques, learn to see things in new ways, and build confidence and self-expression through art.