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Art for the Differently-abled

Art for the Differently-abled

I wasn’t look­ing for a new teach­ing posi­tion when I got the phone call last spring to “just let me show you our facil­ity”. The call was from the direc­tor of the Stroke and Dis­abil­ity Learn­ing Cen­ter at our local Com­mu­nity Col­lege, and I agreed to a tour.  It wasn’t the beau­ti­ful new facil­ity that hooked me, […]

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Kids Express Themselves with Art

These are just a few of the amaz­ing paint­ings done by chil­dren in the tent cities of Haiti, on the anniver­sary of the earth­quake. Some­times I get so caught up in the aca­d­e­mics and “mechan­ics” of teach­ing art (the ele­ments, prin­ci­ples, and “how to’s”) that I for­get the impor­tance of art as a means of […]

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