HOWEVER, I believe my lovely students are people with "THIS ability"!! Each client is unique and nothing different from other people.
Mentoring is, for a mentor, equal to learning from mentrees. I'm learning how I can assist students rather than teaching them. Also, I want to be a good entertainer and serve them! In this work below, I'm demonstrating a "wax resist technique" and "lift up." These fun techniques amuse students. We chuckle together. Hey, don't say, "Sadami, you look too good in this picture?!" In addition, in my eyes, everyone and anyone is beautiful.
The key person in a Wesley team and I agree that the most important point is to have fun with the clients and bring them dreams by art. I heartily hope the clients take initiatives. I deeply respect each client equally.
A black and white drawing is based on a photo by courtesy of Wesley. I gained the consent from the client to post the images. BTW, using a photo was very hard for me. Sounds strange? I'm not familiar with using photos. For me, a live model is the best and much easier than photos. A live model's movements give me 3D info and I can get on a figure. So, in my head, I moved these two people and drew them (*Hope, my English makes sense!).
Regarding using crayons, it's a handy water-resist technique to create white or any colours that depend on crayons, candles' original colours. See below, it's an example. It's up to you how to use it in watercolour painting. I use crayons very often for sketches and they are in my pencil case.
Back to the topic, the Building Dreams Inclusive Art Exhibition. The Wesley staff and I are working hard to achieve the same goal, "bringing hope and joy." Wesley's positive feedback makes me happy. I want to make clients happy and I want to give carers a break by my art class. Fortunately, my many uni friends are, today, senior social workers and teachers. They cheer me up. Oh, I love the studnets and appreciate the Wesley team's backup, too. **Click a logo that will take you to Wesley's site.
- Over one third of Australian households are involved with disabilities.
- 4.2 million Australians are classified as having disabilities.
- There are 2.7 million informal carers of individuals living with a disability in Australia. (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2012)
Indeed, we need dreams to live our lives lively and happily, don't we?
I really thank for Wesley's kindness and this wonderful opportunity to do pay back for society by art. Big cheers for Wesley, my students and school children willing to join this exhibition.
Friends, Happy Painting!
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