Art for the Blind
After lots of research, analysis, and trials we, Wadi Finan reached successful results. We took a visual activity and altered it into a tactile activity. This specific artwork we offered the unique group of visually impaired children was focused on allowing them to experience art through the sense of touch using the hands and fingertips (it is experiencing tactual objects primarily and secondarily spatial). The children truly took on this experience and grew with it, it helped them unwind experience and enjoy their own individual way of self-expression.
After several sessions Wadi Finan was invited to conduct workshops for the visually impaired at the Jordan Museum and around Amman,Jordan at schools for the Blind. Later on Wadi Finan linkedfrom their work and thus become financially independent. with the Blind Society in Zarqa, Jordan and a school in Irbid, Jordan for art therapy classes in more remote areas that needed the support. Spreading to rural areas in Jordan allowed Wadi Finan to teach children and teens in less fortunate areas about art and expression.
From three students to over a hundred, Wadi Finan had the pleasure of hosting the first exhibition, which, consisted of work only made by the blind, and all proceeds went to materials and profits to the artists. The ultimate goal is to take it a step further from an activity to a future support system where they (the visually impaired participants) can learn to earn money
13th of March 2014
Wadi Finan for Arts in conjunction with UNCHR and the IRD’s worked together over several months on a psycho-social program. Creating canvas bags of recycled “Zaatari” refugee tents, individually painted by refugee children under Wadi Finan wings. Each bag is unique and has been branded with a donor logo so they could be sent to the IRD’s donors as a token of gratitude for their continued support to the Syrian Crisis.
The refugee children have spent many hours engaging in a meaningful activity to lessen their mental stress.
10th of April 2014
17th of April 2014
3rd of May 2014
Making a difference in rural areas
Tabaket Fahel 1
Tabaket Fahel 2