T-shirt Art Jam Project in the time of COVID-19
In the world of art, there is no boundary or limit. Everyone can draw whether you are young or old. Painting, drawing, mark making one of the best tools to communicate with others and release stress. During the third wave of pandemic crisis, members of the Hong Kong Association of the Order of Malta, Marissa Shaw and Vivian Mock, determined to lift the boundary for the boarding students of Caritas Lok Yi School. Generously supported by the Founder of artjamming™, Ms. Betty Cheung, 9 special needs students together with 11 volunteers enjoyed a fun and creative art jamming afternoon on 21 September. Betty encouraged all of the participants to freely draw something they had in mind. There is no right or wrong way in painting. As long as you have a pencil and a piece of paper, you can make your mark creatively.
Without losing a minute, everyone transformed into an artist. Some started drawing rainbow and some used their hands to create palm prints. In less than an hour, there were several creative artworks shown off on the zoom gallery. artjamming™ founder Betty was so kind and has offered to print their chosen artwork on a white T-shirt.
Marissa said, “During the one and half hour art jamming session, we were amazed with the creativity and talent of the students who don’t often verbally express themselves. Through the art jamming, each of the students unleashed their inner talent and raw creativity. We are so pleased to see the students and our young volunteers enjoy drawing together in this special platform.”
We will host one more art jamming session for another 6 students of the School to be held on 28 September.