In early February, I volunteered to be painted by Daphne’s art class. It wasn’t hard work to sit as model. I sat in one position for most of the time. But I’ve never taken a painting class at Friends before and I got to see what it would be like. Daphne welcomed me and was very encouraging to all of her students. It was a calmer environment than any other class I’d been in. I enjoyed it and I think it’s an important environment to be in, one that isn’t frantic and stressful. I’ve been inspired by the class, and I am considering taking the painting class next year. Thank you.