Art for the Journey

Posted by Jenni Kirby - September 08 2015

Description of Art for The Journey





Currently, in Richmond, there are no other organization’s providing such services.

Art Classes for Artists:

Weekly oil painting classes by Richmond colorist and oil painting artist, Mark Hierholzer

Monday weekly oil painting class - 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Independence Golf Club, in Midlothian, VA

Tuesday night weekly oil painting class - 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at Hierholzer studio:  111 Willow Oaks Rd., Richmond, VA  23238
Classes are ongoing and priced in  week sessions at $240.00 (includes all supplies and materials)  These classes provide income to Art for the Journey for programs we deliver.
Plein Air Painting Experiences:  Quarterly trips to Swan Quarter, NC and the Mattie Arts Center - plein air painting on location.  Richmond Plein Air painting at various locations.  For more information:


Art for The Journey makes extensive use of volunteers in its programs.  Besides keeping costs down, we believe that dedicated volunteers increase our capacity for personal engagement with our clients.  In addition, our volunteer program offers an opportunity for gifted and generous individuals to learn about the needs of special populations and experience both personal growth and a deeper sense of purpose in their lives. Both Artists and non-artists volunteer, with the mission of bringing well-being and healing to adults and children, through creative expression as the primary goal.  (Delivering paint and encouragement with a smile!).

Our volunteer program offers training, support and inspiring relationships.  We currently partner with the VCU ASPiRE program, to nurture volunteers in our “Opening Minds Through Art” program, as well as have many community volunteers through HandsOnRVA!  Artists from the Bon Air Artist Association have volunteered, as well as board members from the VMFA.  We are delighted to have a range of people around Richmond support us in various ways through out the year.  We have received help from over 100 volunteers to date!  Thank you to all!

There is more information on our web page and our Facebook page

Contact information:
Mark Hierholzer, CEO
Cindy Paullin, Assistant Executive Director
Jamie Wigginton, Director of Programs
Melba Gibbs, Community Engagement Coordinator
Mary Sisson, Administrator
Stephanie Shanks, Program Leader