Date of Award


Document Type

MA Project - Restricted Access (SIA Only)

Project Type

MA Project - Business Plan

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Art Business

First Advisor

Brendan Burns

Second Advisor

Judith Prowda


Art w/ Natalia is a non-profit program bridging the gap for a person in need of assisted living care and their succsses. The activities included will have an educational element in them to enable mental stimulation as well as a hand-on art activity to creatively stimulate the user's mind and have follow-up studio art options, ranging from clay and mixed-media sculpture to sketching and painting.

Art w/ Natalia gives the user a new sense of purpose, a feeling of happiness in their work, and a place to be given praise and feel valued by being part of an art show including the collection of artwork they have created. Even if art or art history was not their lifelong interest, it is becoming a part of who they are now and with the help of a couple extra hands to guide them, it is reestablishing their sense of pride within themselves that they may have lost otherwise.