This year at Artists for Kids, we’ve been
running a wonderful new pilot program with Inclusion Works North Shore. This
small group of Developmentally Disabled young adults are coming to the Artists
for Kids studio once a week to create unique one of a kind works of art which
they are selling at various locations.
In the fall this group of artists worked with
art educator and Director of Artists for Kids, Yolande Martinello to create
original prints using a variety of techniques. The group experienced relief
printing, monotypes, and collagraphs. They created a series of Christmas and
winter images which were reproduced into cards for the holidays. We heard that
all the cards sold out which is very exciting.
This month the students are beginning mosaics. The
project was launched with the creation of a trivet with a pebble mosaic and
will continue for the next two months exploring other more complex mosaic