Arts & Crafts

Arts & Crafts offers students the opportunity to create based on their individuals talents and interests. Classes have included sewing, flower arranging, woodworking and jewelry making.  New classes are often added based on students’ suggestions and to expand on the current program.

Chavewan Kwanmuang, Brittany Sinnott & Sharon Sinnott, Arts & Crafts

Studio Art

In Studio Art, students develop their creative skills as artists while broadening their appreciation of the fine arts.  A variety of techniques are explored including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, media exploration, and sculpture.

Wendy Albano, Studio Art

Student Comments:

    • Roberta: I like coming to class because I like to meet people.  
    • Jenny: I learned a lot that I didn’t know. My parents didn’t ask me to do this; I chose it on my own.  
    • Margaret: I don’t know how good I am, but I like doing it.  
    • Marty: I like to show my art to other people.  
    • Jimmy: I feel proud and happy when I see a finished art piece.

Denyele Urciuoli, Assistant Director of Hidden Treasures

Denyele received her Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management and a minor in Business Administration from Towson University in 2006.  In 2010, she joined the accounting department at Community Living Corporation as the Consumer Benefits Coordinator.  Denyele is most proud of her 2011 graduation from Pace University with a Master degree in Public Administration.  As part of the Hidden Treasures team, her favorite part of the program is the end of the year talent show!

Lucille McCarthy, Hidden Treasures Director

Ms. McCarthy began her career in the restaurant and catering services business where she “learned how to be patient, tolerant and respectful of others while wearing many hats from waitress to captain to Assistant to the Matre’ D.”

She began working with developmentally disabled people in 1992 after securing a position at Community Living Corporation.  She has found this to be the career she is most proud of.  In 1997, Ms. McCarthy and a friend and the parent of a disabled child co-founded Hidden Treasures to address the needs of community integration and social interaction of disabled adults while broadening their creativity.  Today, Lucille is a resident manager at CLC and Director of Hidden Treasures, which is now sponsored by the CLC Foundation.