Expression Through Art

Paint, markers, pencils, American flags and paper fill the tables in the ALLY Advocacy Center.

When you arrive at Expressions Through Art taught by Darcy Swope and Trent Carbaugh, owners and instructors at Bird of A Feather Art School, you can sit anywhere and pick which ever art materials you want to work with.

You can paint on large sheets of paper or you can draw with sharpies in your notebook. You can work in color or in black and white. You are free to create and express yourself.

As you walk in the door, everyone is greeted with a warm hello. The artists are excited to see each other and catch up about their activities over the past week.


Shortly after the hellos, blank pieces of paper begin to transform in to beautiful pieces of art. For the next hour, everyone is in art mode.

Tony creates a picture to give to his sister as a gift. Emily paints a Fourth of July cake and Sophia works on a rainbow with her favorite color yellow

Stripes, mountains, bracelets and whirlwinds of colors are just a few of the other masterpieces created at last night’s class.

As everyone is deep in their work, Darcy and Trent walk around to see how each artist is doing. Everyone is excited to show off what they have been working on.

It is beautiful and inspiring to watch the class open up their minds and express themselves on the paper in front of them. This hour is a chance to show what they have been thinking about and want to show to the world.

Check out our art gallery featuring the AWESOME art from last nights class.


If you want to join in the fun… don’t miss out on our upcoming sessions.

Expressions Through Art is adaptive art classes for adults age 18 and up. ALL abilities are invited to take part in this exciting instructional class that will allow you to discover your inner artistic voice. Each week will provide a new and exciting opportunity to try different mediums (or the same one each week if that is what you would like to do!

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