SUA Seniors and Teacher Share their Love of Art with the Toledo Community
St. Ursula Academy

SUA art faculty member Caitlin Shawaker co-founded an Art Advocacy Program through Bittersweet Farms to teach and encourage young adults with autism to confidently create and sell their own artwork.

Two SUA students, Sarah Brown '20 and Ellie White '20, have been volunteering as assistants to Shawaker in these art classes throughout the summer.

Shawaker said Sarah and Ellie have been amazing. "They bring such energy, positivity, and leadership to each art class. They both are driven by intuition and compassion as they guide and encourage the participants to reach their potential. I have been blown away by their impact."

The Bittersweet Farms Art Advocacy Program will have a vendor booth at the corner of Main and Maplewood streets at the Sylvania Art Walk on Friday, August 2, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. They will be selling artwork they have created during the summer, including bead and crayon necklaces, CD canvases, succulent pots, and chalkboard frames.


  • Visual Arts