Art for Health Classes Help Kids Express Themselves

Kids ages 4 to 12 participated in Art for Health program, including this drama class.

Six-year-old Kennedy Paszczak is full of energy – she enjoys singing, dancing and acting. So when her mother Jaclyn Paszczak discovered Art for Health, a series of free children’s workshops, she thought it would be a perfect fit.

“It’s an amazing program for parents to bring their children to,” said Jaclyn Paszczak. “And it’s a wonderful opportunity for them to show off their creativity and express themselves.”

Sponsored by Ministry Door County Medical Center (MDCMC), the performance and visual arts workshops for children ages four to 12 combine music, theater, and visual art projects, and other fun activities with local musicians and artists as facilitators. A few activities include dance, songwriting, puppet making, and children’s improv.

Classes are led by national touring musician Dorothy Scott and program developer Terry Lundahl. Other guest artists include Emily Salm, Julian Hagen, Mike Bleck, Marise Redmann, Ross Dipple, Chris Henkle, and Jessa Lemke.

A puppet made as part of Ministry Door County Medical Center’s Art for Helath program.

“Children who participate in Art for Health classes benefit from a wide range of positive effects including development of creativity and thinking skills, better self-expression, appreciation of art and music, learning about other cultures, and enriched personal satisfaction with their achievements,” said Terry Lundahl.

For more information on Summer Performing and Visual art programs for children ages 5 to 12 contact Lundahl at 920.493.5979.