Student Work

THE CLASS AND STUDENT ART

We believe participation in the artistic process significantly affects a person’s self-esteem. This process also affects their general outlook on the world. This is why we are bringing the arts to institutionalized individuals.

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The inspiration for this program comes from the value of providing the incarcerated an alternative and meaningful way to express themselves. Brush With the Law allows individuals to do so in a nonverbal, nonjudgmental atmosphere. The class development is unique because they help alleviate depressive symptoms as well as heighten focus and concentration. Each of the classes aid in problem solving and self discipline techniques.

Brush with the Law uses the practice of creating visual art as a catalyst for positive transformation. Patient application and vivid imagination prompts the imprisoned mind to be thoughtful and self-reflective. This program allows students to discover a means of self-expression other than crime.

Below is a gallery featuring a collection of art and murals from students of Brush With the Law.  These students are inmates at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Eagleville, PA.