Laura has been continuing helping our members with drawing faces. This has followed on from working on eyes, encouraging members to make eye contact with each other. By moving onto faces, Laura has been helping members to work as a group, and draw a face of another member. This was developing their social interaction skills, and to show how they see faces, which is very important in understanding people with autism and learning disabilities.
In photos 2124, 2126, our member chose to draw the face of one of our volunteers who sat on the opposite side of the room. Our member enjoyed drawing and colouring how he saw the person, and the expression he put on the face. In photo 2125, Laura drew the face of the person too.
In photo 2123, this member wanted to draw character faces she knows. She did not want to draw anyone in the group.
Laura has been making a valuable contribution to the group, and is bringing ideas that members enjoy trying, and will go on to help them over time to develop their skills.
Another member enjoyed doing a Colour Wheel, photo 2157. This was very good progress for this member, as she only likes to use dark colours, and did need encouragement to try doing the wheel. She did finish it, photo 2160. Laura was showing her the range of colours, as well as the dark colours that this member likes to use.
Laura can understand how important art is, and how it is helping members to express themselves, and by working on faces, and facial expressions, can help those people who can’t do so verbally. With having living experience, our members enjoy Laura’s relaxed, calm attitude, and makes the sessions fun whilst having a positive outcome in their confidence and social skills, and improving their art skills.