The Healing Power of Clay
We bring the therapeutic and transformative powers of clay to those in need through our partnerships with local health organizations, support groups and nursing homes. These programs provide hands-on clay exploration to those who are developmentally disabled, living with cancer, Alzheimer’s, Autism, mental illness and more.
Family Coachman Center Workshops | White Plains
We offer clay workshops for homeless youth through our partnership with Family Coachman Center, the largest homeless shelter in Westchester. This workshop gives students the chance to creatively explore clay and leave behind the fear, negativity and sometimes violent situations they have faced, and gives them skills that help to cope with this transition.
Clay Expressions | White Plains
In partnership with Gilda’s Club of White Plains, CAC offers weekly clay classes to those impacted by cancer. Students explore the therapeutic qualities of clay while meditating and sharing their experiences with others.
Hope House | Port Chester
We offer programming for people recovering from mental illness through our partnership with Hope House. Students work with teaching artists to learn new artistic skills and create their own imaginative artworks. The program provides a space where patients can be themselves, build their confidence, and find an artistic outlet during recovery.
Workshops for those with Alzheimer’s | Port Chester
In partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, we host a number of workshops for those living with early-onset Alzheimer’s, as well as their caregivers. Workshops have been offered at the Bristol in White Plains, the Osborn in Rye, My Second Home in Mount Kisco and the Lanza Family Center for all Ages. Monthly workshops are offered during the year at the Port Chester Nursing Home and the Wartburg Rehabilitation Center.
Clay Bingo | Liz Yonkers Adult Day Care Center
Each month we join 15 older adults at Liz Yonkers Adult Day Care Center to collaborate on fun projects like planters, chess pieces, and personalized bingo chips.