We will try through a series of actions to understand the need for recycling in our everyday lives and the way that gives a means of expressing art. Recycling is an art that gives the answer and evoke questions related to diversity and acceptance of disability.
Is it the way we see things, our perspective of life as individuals that gives a special meaning and therefore makes things acceptable?
Having the ability to see beyond an object, beyond its use, we create from the seemingly useless object, another, a new one that is functional. This is the art of recycling, the art of seeing beyond the obvious.
OBJECTIVES: Art is accessible to anyone who lets oneself be expressed. So we will try to give young people with disability the opportunity to express themselves and create art through the use of recycled materials such as glass, paper, plastic, proving once again that disability is not inability. We will give opportunity to the local community to realize that recycling is everyone's obligation.
It will also show that people with disabilities have the same sensitivities as other citizens and can be instrumental in improving the quality of life for all the community.
It is a fact that nowadays the modern lifestyle and the hectic paces of our lives affect on ones creativity and the expression of it. This is another thing we will try to highlight, to bring it up and to underline that the expression of creativity is still here for everyone no matter the circumstances.
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The second workshop took place on 1st until 5th of October 2014 in Aegina in Greece. The participants were the partners from Sweden- Medis5, Greece- ALMA and Poland- PSOUU. In total participate 12 people with disabilities and 7 staff members.
Call for schools and the community in order to participate, raise Awareness of the community about recycling issues, sport and cultural activities using recycled materials, organize and run an exhibition of all the materials.
The workshops included: introduction games, intervention in art with art activities, teaching methods of recycling with different materials, colors, glue, scissors, ribbons, colored papers, shells, textiles. Making garlands, decorating paper lanterns for a local festival, pottery workshop, participation in running games.
The last workshop took place on 23rd until 28th of June 2015 in Gdansk in Poland. The participants were the partners from Sweden- Medis5, Greece- ALMA and Poland- PSOUU. In total participate 12 people with disabilities and 6 staff members.
Poland workshop using craftwork made of recycled materials-participants Greece, Poland and Sweden.
The workshops included: recycling methods, making masks and paintings, make pins with each partners names, creating dolls and creatures for the local parade, preparation and training for the parade.