July 16, 2024
Women join together to learn art gain support in class at Golden Gate in Stuart

STUART — Thread-by-thread, Antonieta Roblero sewed together pieces of fabric to form the figure of a doll. 

“It’s a handmade product, in which we invest a lot of time. You make it with love and care,” Roblero said in Spanish. “It doesn’t come from a factory.”

The doll Roblero worked on is one of several projects she and almost a dozen other women have crafted together as part of the Arte Para Mujeres program at House of Hope’s Golden Gate Center in Stuart.

House of Hope, a Martin County nonprofit, started the program for Spanish-speaking women to learn and create art together.

Women take the class at no cost and learn from a teacher in-person, and one who connects remotely from Colombia.

Fe Vall de Ruten, the program coordinator said she wanted to create an accessible program in Spanish for women to learn.