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learning new skills

"Not only did she enjoy learning these new skills, she was really good at it!!!  And I was learning new strategies in the process.  That was the first phase-for my daughter to develop confidence and self-esteem."

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What is Art?

Teaching Hands - Artwork“A bridge between myself and the world”

What is creative intervention?

  • The focus is on the student learning about themselves and finding meaning in life
  • Provides a space where confidence and self esteem can be developed and nurtured
  • Introduces a structure where compliance and cooperation with others and the culture of adult life can emerge in their own time and space.

What is Plot “n” Blot?

Teaching Hands - Artwork

  • A technique developed at “teaching hands”  using acrylic paint
  • Colors emerge with extraordinary intensity.
  • Encourages the understanding of non-verbal symbols and metaphors
  • Evolves into story making and story telling
  • The general public seem drawn to the art work, pausing to reflect, interpret and share personal thoughts
Read more about the Plot “n” Blot program

The making of fabric baskets to develop skills for community integration and normalization

Fabric basket Fabric baskets

This program was a result of designing functional products that would address a number of skill building goals and be a part of the renewed environmental movement. Several baskets have been donated to charitable organizations during fund raisers and/or purchased by members of the community for special occasion gifts.

Read more about the making of fabric baskets


Finding volunteer placements to advance the development of skills

Continued citizenship is always the goal. Students have moved on to becoming friendly visitors, serving meals and clearing tables for pre-school children and seniors as well as assisting with arts and craft sessions at a number of day programs.