Participants in the LionheARTisans program are involved using their different skill sets and affinities in producing all the pieces at the cottage. Each project incorporates critical thinking and encourages life, job, and social skills appropriate for work settings. Participants practice and train in skills such as tracing and cutting out patterns and shapes, assembling pattern pieces and sewing edges of napkins and linen coasters. LionheARTisans are also honing their skills in woodworking, painting using acrylic and mix media, jewelry making and ceramics. At the cottage, we re-purpose items while giving students a very meaningful purpose.