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Club NF Creates Art!

IMG_2383On February 1, 2014, the Washington University NF Center in collaboration with the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation hosted their first Club NF Event of 2014! The February program focused on self-expression and fine motor skills through the creation of visual art.
Club NF met at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild in Clayton, MO. Families had the opportunity to explore multiple mediums including watercolor and acrylic paints, clay and mixed media. Families worked together to create joint pieces as well as developed individual canvases and sculptures. Local professional artist Ben Guffee worked with the families on understanding acrylic paint and different ways to integrate it into pieces of art including traditional paint brushes and the less traditional tossing of balloons. Vicki Fried, the director of the new Arts as Healing Foundation in St. Louis, helped families develop a joint watercolor piece using fun techniques such as blowing watercolor bubbles across the canvas.
All artwork created by our families will be displayed at the 2014 Washington University NF Center Research Symposium. We hope you will join us on May 16, 2014 for the chance to learn about research advances in the field of NF as well as to see the art created by our families.

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