Jude is a shinning star with enormous energy to teach and inspire

Jude Binder is the talented and shining light of Heartwood in the Hills, whose motto is "Celebrating the artist in every person" since 1982. Binder, the Artistic Director of the center, is one of the most energized women you'll ever meet. You can feel her energy and sense her vision.

She believes in her work, which is directed toward healing, personal growth, creative skills and self-expression through the arts. She is a joy to watch with children.

Helping children find creativity

The wonder and beauty of masks

Binder is an accomplished artist, playwright, teacher and director who has received many awards and accolades. "Nature is our textbook," she said, with the Heartwood campus located in a pastoral field surrounded by woods near Five Forks. Heartwood and the people who assist Binder with teaching and projects, is a real asset to rural Calhoun County and West Virginia, a treasure in the hills.

Heartwood is in rural Calhoun County

Saturday, the center held an open house, inviting potential new students and visitors to the center. Fall classes will begin September 10 and will continue through December. Transportation for Heartwood classes is generally available.

For further information call 304-354-7874.

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