CreateAbility takes a break for summer

Instructors Janet, Lorraine, Kim, and Bev reflect on the final session of this lively art programme for differently-abled adults.

We had a good attendance with 17 special needs adults and 7 care staff present. Bev was working on painting adult hands and having them make one stamp onto a large fabric banner which we will add to in the fall. Her concept is to have a banner available for special events which draws attention to the group.
Here is a picture of Wayne giggling away while applying paint to his hand.

Lorraine had prepared small books which each adult decorated. Her theme was eggs to chicks to chickens. Here is a photo from Lorraine’s group:

Kim had prepared spray dyes for t-shirt printing. The care staff really got into helping with tying off parts of the white t-shirts to prepare them for dye application.Once the t-shirts were bound up with elastics then they were hung and our special needs adults chose the colors of dye and sprayed the shirts while hanging outdoors. Some really gorgeous t-shirts were created.

Janet worked with adults applying paint to foam stamps. Terry just kept stamping away (once he figured out which side to put down) even after all of the paint was gone!

The mood was very positive and relaxed. It was lovely to be able to open one of the bay doors. In the end a great deal of art was produced.

So a big thank you to all of you instructors for you contributions over the past 9 months. We will now take a break until the third week of September.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Aline who is one of our original instructors. Please help us to find new instructors for the fall as we will need more wonderfully creative instructors to be part of our fall 2019 and spring 2020 programs. Hope you all have a wonderful summer!

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