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Group offers free art workshops to needy

May 1, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Eyewitness News is trying to do its part in this tough economy with a special series on People Helping People. A nonprofit group is helping people in South Los Angeles and the Skid Row area discover their artistic side and make money at the same time.Piece by Piece offers free workshops and materials for people to create all kinds of mosaics. From garden pots to light sculptures, the participants use their imagination to make their mosaic masterpieces.

When the pieces are sold, part of the proceeds go to the artist and part to help carry on the program.

"Word has gotten out, we have a program where people can come, learn a skill, everything is free, and make some money," said Sophie Alpert, founder of the program.

The program organizer says the mosaic workshops also help participants relieve stress and express their ideas in a constructive way through art.

 
If you know someone who does extraordinary things without any expectation of recognition or reward, you have a chance to change that and inspire others to do good for their communities as well. People Helping People: Tell your story


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