Friday, April 5, 2013

HOW ART CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

LOOK AT COMMUNITIES WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCE USING ART AS A WAY TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF OTHERS


from google image for education

As a life long art educator and artist I find it amazing to look at how art can make such a huge difference in the lives of ordinary people and communities.  This is one that is dear to my heart, as I spent half my teaching career working with disabled students.


So lets honor of few of these wonderful programs who seek to do good in the name of art.

Chicago: Projection Onward Chicago(click for link)
                       
                                         This program was formed to support the  creative  
                     growth of mentally and developmentally 
                     disabled people. This program provides studio space
                     art supplies, and professional guidance to emerging 
                     artists in a communal workshop environment.


from google image for educational purposes only

St. Petersburg: Creative Clay(click for link)


image from google for educational purposes only

                              This program was started with the hard work of two        
                     two beginning social workers.  The built it in to a
                     large, thriving organization for many years.  Now 
                     Creative Care(click for link), a part of creative clay, still       
                      is in hospitals working with ill children with cancer
                     and other devastating conditions.


We will look at more cities and countries programs that are making a difference in people lives through the week.  

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