The Art Therapy Project
Art; where one is able to express their emotions and feelings by just drawing or painting. An initiative by Taylor’s Community, the art expression workshop was held on the 9th January 2018 to 12th January 2018 at Chin Student Organization Puchong. Refugee children from different age groups of 5 – 17 years old participated in the 16 hours workshop across 4 days. The art expression workshop was aimed to provide the children a basic understanding of colours through hands-on art activities and provide them an overview of visual principles. Most importantly, these underprivileged children will be able to express themselves through art in sub-conscious and conscious manner.
On the first day, the children were taught on shapes and colours manipulation. The children were free to draw anything on the first row and will slowly combine the shapes drawn on the final stage. They will then colour their drawings as they like!
The students learned about warm & cool colours and manipulation on the second day where they have to do a random spray paint on an art block. Once the paint dries, they will then bring their art to life by giving their art eyes and mouth in each box! Let your imagination run wild!!!
As the fun continues, the students had fun learning about abstract expressions in the last 2 days where they would create new abstract drawings by combining animals or adding patterns to their drawings from previous days.
Seeing the children growing, laughing and learning so much as the days go by has touched all our hearts and we are truly grateful to be a part of their life. As the saying goes, “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”
Let’s see what their teacher, Joseph have got to say on the Art Expression workshop:
Here’s what the students of CSO Puchong have got to say!