Component Evaluation: Art at PARC – Multi-Purpose
Timing: 30 Minutes
Mode: In-Class; Online
PARC’s mission statement is: “A community where people rebuild their lives.” The PARC model of practice positions members as citizens (as opposed to mental health patients) and the organization serves the very necessary function of providing a positive space for healthy living and community formation.
Use PARC’s mission statement alongside the Learning Lens and Components In Context sections as the basis for a focused 5-minute lecture or have students work through this material independently. Have students prepare for the in-class learning activity by viewing the PARC Art Gallery Slideshow before class. Students can then work in small groups using the PARC mission statement and the PARC Art Gallery Slideshow to explore art as a member-directed approach to wellbeing. This activity closes with a five-point reflection which students can present in class or post to an online discussion board.