Folk Arts for Homebound

Is it difficult or impossible to get out and take part in community art events due to your health?

If so, you may qualify for FREE Folk Art Instruction in your home!
Open to Homebound Residents of Atlantic, Cumberland, & Salem Counties.

The Folk Arts for Homebound program connects folk artists and homebound individuals through a series of free in-home performances, demonstrations, or instructional interactions.

A fabric cultural piece used as advertisement for the WheatonArts folk art instruction program. The fabric is a large rectangle with a multicolored border. The border has squares with a variety of colored triangles At each corner is a square with an orange star. The bottom right of the fabric has a multicolored triangle with a sail boat in the middle of it. This triangle goes to about halfway through the piece. The rest of the space is filled with a picture of soil, dirt, grass, a house with trees next to it, and stars with a moon above it. The house has a lighthouse on top of its red roof and is shining a blue light to the right of it. There are also butterflies and other insects by the ground.

These sessions are designed to broaden cultural opportunities for both artists and homebound participants who are unable to engage in community art events.

Collectively, these experiences strengthen communities and expand appreciation for the arts while highlighting the positive effects of arts and culture for individuals.

Through the Down Jersey Folklife Program at WheatonArts, learn the traditional art of Illuminated Calligraphy and Book Binding with Maureen Peters or create a South Jersey Story Quilt with Merry May.

For more information & to sign up, please contact Iveta Pirgova at

For more Folk Art for Homebound and Folk Art educational offerings in New Jersey, please click the links below to discover more information:

A drawing of the letter O in the middle with blue wave like flower in the spaces. In front of the O are a seagul and three dolphins swimming through the O. The O is sitting on sand and shells laid across it. There are 2 green plants, one on each side of the O.

Made possible by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts,
a partner agency for the National Endowment for the Arts.

Down Jersey Folklife Center, WheatonArts logo, presented by New Jersey State Council on the Arts.