Haiti Art School


Peninsula UMC is in the process of starting an Art School in Thomassin, Haiti.

In Haiti, young people have limited access to affordable job training, so many high school graduates cannot find employment. Their only option is to become self-employed.  Our mission is to provide art and business entrepreneurship programs to prepare students to create and sell their art. The new “Excelsior Art Institute” (EAI) will rent space from the existing technical school “Excelsior Technical Institute” and sales of the art will be through a school-provided consignment shop which will be managed and marketed by the students.
EAI will offer a government-accredited curriculum that will include training in art history, drawing, painting, sculpting, English language, basic computer skills and business skills. Classes start on October 1st 2017.

How can you help?

Click here to donate online, or make a check payable to Peninsula United Methodist Church (on the memo line write: Haiti Art School.)  Mail or deliver to:

Peninsula United Methodist Church, PO Box 186, Peninsula Ohio 44264