The Art Studios has given me motivation and inspiration, to work and create independently. It has taught me skills to transfer to other areas in my life and helped me in building relationship with others. I have the opportunity to work one on one with a deaf individual and use my A.S.L. skills. It has given me a place to make art in a safe place to express myself and use my creativity. Despite my mental illness I have been accepted for who I am. And the staff and instructors have been wonderful.