Participants at Toronto Capers are very interested in a range of arts and enjoy learning, exploring and creating a variety of visual arts. Participants discussed and created, with the support of Jin Im and Rosie, a canvas art as a group project. First, we looked at our strengths and skills as well as capabilities to manipulate all resources on the canvas. There were lots of discussion about theme, colour, what resources we needed and how we could do it. We also planned to share and contribute our project to the community by exploring where and how we can approach people to recognise our project. Everyone was very excited to draw and paint their hands using their favourite colours on each of the four canvases. As the project progressed each week, everyone was more excited and impressed. During the process individual participants within the four groups developed and enhanced their self-esteem, problem solving skills, fine motor skills and recognition of space and colours.
Belinda and Annette are very excited to explain to others how we created our piece of creative art. Belinda suggested, and everyone agreed that the name of our project is “Hands of Friendship”. The group art will be proudly displayed at the front foyer of Toronto Multi-purpose centre when the project is completed for the many visitors of the centre to admire.