Friday, October 14:

FREE Nonviolence Art Class: THE ART OF EMOTION |11-12:30P | Open to students in grades K-8

Location: JCC Multipurpose Room, Jewish Community Center | 505 Gypsy Ln, Youngstown, OH
Age Range: Kids K-8th grade
Food Provided: Pizza, water, fruit
Instructor: Emelia Sherin
Activity 1 (40 minutes): Rip Art with upbeat background music to discuss coping mechanisms with emotion and making a big picture out of our ripped up pieces
Activity 2 (40 minutes): Watercolor with classic/low fi music in the background to discuss how one action, such as a brushstroke, can affect our lives and others, like the big picture.
Link for registration: TBA

For nearly ten years annually during the first week of October, the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation, in conjunction with Mahoning Valley Sojourn to Past, has commemorated Ohio Nonviolence Week, a celebration of diversity, social justice, equity, and inclusion based on the six principles of nonviolence as espoused by the late. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Nonviolence week includes participation by many local nonprofits working together to develop truly impactful programming.

To help celebrate the week and promote its core messages, we are holding a special art session entitled “The Art of Emotion,” on  Friday, October 14, from 11 am to 12:30 pm. Students ages 6-13 are invited to the JCC’s Main Campus to participate in this program that utilizes different music and art methods to teach students about coping mechanisms and how one action can affect everyone around them. The program will be an engaging opportunity for children to have fun and learn about the importance of coping skills and diversity, and nonviolence.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Nic Bush at either 330.746.3251 ext. 114 or