Message from the Team
"We Draw We Talk - Us in Epidemic " aims to establish a bridge for communication, understanding and creation appreciation for students with special education needs and the general public by using art as a communication tool. Covid19 affects a lot of people, especially the SEN students who require a regular life pattern, it makes some students prone to negative emotions and mental stress, and it also brings additional practical burden and psychological pressure to their parents. It has been a year since the suspension of face-to-face classes, and the adoption of online classes, the opportunity for SEN students to attend classes and learning are declining, and social activities are basically stagnant. For those who do not have enough ability to adjust themselves, this passive life restriction affects their positive value during the golden years of growth.
"We Draw We Talk " creates a journey of artistic interaction between young artists and the students of Hong Chi Morninghope School Tuen Mun. As artists, we certainly desire to discover the artistic potential of students. We hope our interaction with SEN students can establish a platform for each other to learn and continue to develop students 'potentials, as well as giving them more opportunities to flourish. In fact, during the process of collaborating, the artists discovered that most of the students enjoying using visual language as a daily communication method. When communicating with the parents of the students, we began to understand that the reason why students pick up the pen and paper to draw is they take drawing as an alternative tool for verbal expression in order to let the people surrounding to understand their feelings and emotions. This makes it necessary for us to examine why art is involved in students 'lives. Through artistic interaction, we can understand how visual language travels through students 'lives, and we eager to make good use of art media to enrich each other’s communication as self-expression, as well as broader artistic potentials.
"Us in Epidemic " provides online design teaching, instructing students to use electronic products and software to create, so that they can get comfort in the days of staying home under the epidemic and even more. Through creation, students can cultivate their minds and stabilize their emotions. What is more, publicly praising students for their outstanding artworks can strengthen their self-confidence. The entire creative process is also a career-oriented learning that gives full play to students' potential and equip their abilities for future.