Participants of Artabilities February 2016

Participants of Artabilities February 2016

Art Classes for all Ages and Abilities: Because Art Knows No Bounds

Everyone has creative potential! Research has shown that people with disabilities benefit from art instruction. Involvement in the visual arts benefits social, emotional and intellectual development by breaking down barriers and presenting opportunities which provide an outlet for creative expression. Each participant is given the support and encouragement they need to feel confident and capable, regardless of disability.

Group gallery tours and group art-making workshops stimulate language, emotion and imagination as individuals are encouraged to connect the works of art to their personal recollections. Art triggers both intellectual and emotional responses. At Gallery North, participants and care companions engage in art-making using a wide variety of mediums and techniques. Each participant leaves with an Artcard- reminders of the work that they make that day.