Arts Workshop
With the continuing support from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, the CASSA Arts Workshop under the direction of Ruth Stenstrom, ATR-BC, is entering into its 27th year of providing arts services for participants of Clean & Sober Streets. This year the Workshop is being assisted by art therapist Nisha Tracy and two George Washington University graduate art therapy interns -- Kiyoko Timmons and Amanda Wise.
   Along with the arts program participants have gone on museum trips to the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, the National Gallery of Art, the Hirshhorn Gallery (pictured below), the newly-re-opened Renwick Gallery, the African Art Museum, the American Indian Museum, the Sackler Museum and the Botanical Gardens.
   In December 2015, examples of the fused glass program were displayed at a Holiday Craft Show at the National Geographic headquarters. A reprise of this exhibit will take place on July 9, 2016 at the national conference of the American Art Therapy Association in Baltimore, MD.  
    The CASSA Arts Workshop is supported in part by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, which is partially funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Acrylic Painting on Paper by Carlton J

Acrylic on Canvas by Shanta G

Fused Glass Pendants at CASSA Exhibit

Women visit the Barbara Kruger Exhibit at

the Hirshhorn Gallery in one the Workshop’s bi-weekly trips

   Featured below are examples of many of the drawings, paintings, mixed media, digital photography, fused glass, sculptures and fiber arts projects completed in our Open Art Studio since October 1, 2015.

    Note:  Artworks are shown chronologically, with most recent projects seen first.