07/25/2009 05:25 PM | Staff Report
Dubai: A unique initiative this summer will see talented local artists work with children from Al Noor Centre for Children with Special Needs.
Throughout the summer, artists will interact closely with children to produce artwork inspired by the children that will form part of a subsequent exhibition at Ductac's Gallery of Light.
"The aim of the project is to reproduce the creative ideas of the Al Noor students," Ductac's Fatima Mohiuddin, organiser of the project, said.
"Initially the artists plan to get to know the children and understand their attitudes, interests, behavioural patterns, emotional responses and convey those individual traits on to canvas. It is a chance for the artists who have a love for art, and a passion for being artists to reveal their social conscience."
The children range in age from five years to those in their teens. Some can only express themselves non-verbally.
"For the children, the opportunity to interact with creative individuals other than Al Noor staff and students is very exciting. It not only broadens their social circle, it embodies their creative thoughts," Fatima added.