Thanks to your continuing contributions, Marquise is able to acquire the training necessary to flourish as a fine artist with the help of Creative Clay. Students of all ages with cognitive, physical and emotional disabilities benefit from this St. Petersburg-based nonprofit organization dedicated to making art accessible to everyone.
Marquise says painting and making movies, “makes me feel happy and pretty good about what I can do.”
That’s a common theme echoed by the teens and adults enrolled in Creative Clay’s diverse arts programs that enable participants to build confidence and gain a sense of achievement.
State funding for programs like Creative Clay continues to decline, but generous donors like you who make PCF operating grants possible help ensure that artists like Marquise can let their creativity shine.
During the 2015-16 academic year, Thurman was among 700 deserving St. Petersburg College students to benefit from the First Generation Matching Grant Program established by the Florida Legislature.