Welcome to Art Relief International
Art changes lives. It is both a powerful means of expression and a recognized means of therapy – two things that are vital in the lives of ARI participants. ARI works to cultivate creativity, create an atmosphere of inclusion for groups that are often cast out and ignored, and encourage social change.
Our volunteer-based organization relies on dedicated and open-minded individuals looking to make a creative difference in the world. This unique opportunity to volunteer in Thailand rewards both volunteers and ARI program participants alike.
In our recent workshops at Hope Home, we have been working on different sensory projects, attempting to engage as many senses as possible. Last week we painted with spices. This allowed the children to engage their smell, touch, and in some cases, taste as well! Phil got a kick out of licking the different spices and painting with his tongue!