Thanks to a grant from the W.B. and Candace Thoman Foundation, Highfields' residential students take a yearly field trip to Schuler Arts Studio to express their creativity.
For some students, spring break is an excuse to go wild. At Highfields, the residential students go wild with creativity! During the week of spring break, the students spend three days at an art workshop at Schuler Arts Studio in Albion, Michigan.
Owners Nobel and Pam Schuler began their relationship with Highfields four years ago. Nobel met the President of Highfields, Brian Philson, through a mutual friend, and they began discussing the idea of creating a workshop for the students at Nobel's studio. They agreed it would be a unique way for the students to express themselves, relieve stress, improve coping and problem-solving skills and strengthen bonds with other students and staff.
Thanks to a grant from the W.B. and Candace Thoman Foundation, Brian and Nobel turned that idea into a reality.