孩子的「兒」動城堡——學障兒童從藝術中獲鼓舞
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孩子的「兒」動城堡——學障兒童從藝術中獲鼓舞

\\Caritas Jockey Club Artkids Studio | 明愛賽馬會「兒」動藝術館
明愛賽馬會「兒」動藝術館

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Children with special educational needs (SEN) are often associated with learning disabilities, resulting in myths that they can never excel in any aspects. As a matter of fact, what defines them should be the potential they possess but not the grades they get at school. Caritas Jockey Club Artkids Studio puts emphasis on the significance of art to the development of dyslexic students, hoping to empower them to change how society perceives them. Taking part in the programme,  students with SEN could unleash their creativity and show their exceptional works to the public in different places. It is hoped that the general public could discover the talents and unlimited possibilities of dyslexic children.

No work of art is “Wrong”

Believing in the possibilities that art brings to child development, Artkids Studio does not call participants by their names but “Artkids”. The programme provides different art workshops and training for students with SEN, ranging from drawing, ceramic to handcraft classes so as to cultivate their interest and elevate their motivation in learning. Artkids Studio holds a strong belief that there is no right or wrong in art, hence what they do is compliment and encourage students for their imagination and creativity. In this regard, Artkids are hoped to explore and express themselves fearlessly, letting them believe in themselves and see the unlimited possibilities in their future. The artworks of Artkids will be displayed in diverse places, including cafes, hotels and malls etc., so that the public could probe into the world of Artkids. Visitors are also welcome to buy the artwork they like as a support to Artkids.

Artkids drawing on a glass wall at a restaurant.

Let Them Be Seen in Art

The programme, on one hand, enhances the confidence of the participants and dispel the public misunderstanding towards dyslexic students. On the other hand, helpers of Artkids Studio also grow together with Artkids in this programme.

“ I thought this project was really meaningful by the time I learned that “Artkids Studio” was helping students with SEN. I have three brothers and sisters with different issues, such as autism, Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder and special educational needs etc. As a result, they struggled with studies all the time. It would have been really fascinating if we had joined this programme when we were young.

- An Artdults (helpers of Artkids Studio)

I am so glad to learn that there are people who pay heed to the learning difficulties faced by school children through the programme, and at the same time, recognise the talents of dyslexic students as well as the importance of art.

I found this programme surprisingly fun working as an Artdult. Out of my surprise,there was a huge contrast between how they behaved at school and in Artkids Studio  that they were always enthusiastic when they were in the programme. I was touched when I saw that both Artkids and Artdults had identified their strengths through the programme.

Despite the fact that I did not perform exceptionally well at school, I am content with what I am doing. It really feels good when you know what to fight for and know that others acknowledge your work.

Artdults enjoy working with different Artkids.

For updates of Artkids Studio, please visit their Facebook page in the link below -

https://www.facebook.com/artkidsstudiohk


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有讀寫障礙的兒童在學業表現或許稍遜,但這並不代表他們一無是處。事實上,學業成績並不是衡量個人成就的唯一標準,重要的是如何發掘並發展孩子的潛能。明愛賽馬會「兒」動藝術館強調藝術對孩子發展的重要性,希望小朋友能從一幅畫開始,改變自己,影響社會。計劃透過鼓勵讀寫障礙小朋友發揮藝術創意,並將他們的作品以不同形式帶到香港不同的角落,讓社會大眾更了解讀寫障礙小朋友的才華和可塑性。

藝術無分對錯 燃點孩子創作熱誠

「兒」動藝術館相信藝術對小朋友成長的力量,故以 「Artkids」命名參與計劃的學生。計劃為讀寫障礙學生提供多元有趣的藝術培訓如繪畫、陶瓷及手工藝工作坊,提升他們對學習的動機和興趣。計劃團隊主張藝術有很多種表達方式,無分對錯,鼓勵Artkids自由創作,協助他們認識和表達自我,從而建立自信心,並相信自己的未來充滿可能性。計劃更會於咖啡店、酒店、商場等場地展覽或寄賣Artkids的作品,讓大眾看見他們的才能。

Artkids 在餐廳的玻璃窗上作畫。

以藝術影響他人

計劃不僅令讀寫障礙小學生建立自信心、消除大眾對讀寫障礙人士的誤解,亦令團隊從中得益。

由一開始聽到「兒」動藝術館,是做有關讀寫障礙小學生的服務,便覺得非常有意義。我家裏有三兄弟姐妹,各有不同的問題。自閉症、過度活躍、讀寫障礙等等......在學習上有一定的困難。回想起自己的童年,如果有「兒」動藝術館的話,會是多麼棒的一件事呢?

其中一位 Artdult (「兒」動藝術館的義工團隊)

好開心透過「兒」動藝術館知道有人重視學童的各種問題,也開始有人認同學障兒童所擁有的能力,同時亦察覺到藝術的重要性。

到正式作為Artdult 參與「兒」動藝術館後,覺得好驚喜,竟然是意想不到的好玩!更驚喜的是這裏讀寫障礙的小孩,並不如平時在課堂上就垂頭喪氣般,而是充滿熱情。一起創作的過程裏,雙方都能夠發掘找到自己的能力,是讓我覺得很感動的事。

雖然我讀書時也沒有出眾成績,但我現在至少在做我喜歡的事,有人欣賞我的工作能力,正在為自己的目標而努力。

義工在參與「兒」動藝術館時,亦樂在其中。

計劃亦會在Facebook發佈活動消息或教學短片,有興趣可追蹤其Facebook專頁:

https://www.facebook.com/artkidsstudiohk