PROCESS

Throughout the year, the students and participants worked each week on developing new skills, learning new tools and getting to know each other.  The participants faced various challenges as many had never used a computer before, have visual impairments, physical and spatial challenges and learning difficulties. For the students, most had no experience teaching and had never worked alongside someone with a disability. Nonetheless, the students continued to learn how to adapt their lessons, their software, their teaching tools and to come out of their comfort zone to address the needs.  The participants persevered with enthusiasm in their projects and with the strong support from staff and dedicated volunteers that helped them to achieve their individual goals.

“We stayed together, learned together and laughed together.”

The connections that everyone made stimulated creativity and original work started to surface; music, poetry, original ideas translated into digital art! Everyone was connected- like an invisible cord linking us all.  

 
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PART I:
LEARNING ABOUT THE PROGRAMS

In the introduction to the course, the participants and students worked together to learn about the various programs they would use to create their artwork.

PART II: 
EXPERIMENTING

Once the participants learned about the programs, they began to experiment with different styles to express their ideas.

PART III:
THE FINAL PROJECT

Finally, the participants combined their illustrations and personalized avatars to create a film about their experiences to share with everyone.