Dr. Gordon Dutton As a clinician who has spent many years working with children and adults with impaired vision, often associated with developmental and learning disorders, this contributor's view is that it is important to bring about a sense of pleasure and fulfilment through the medium of artistic expression, for all those whose normal is … Continue reading Working within the thresholds of perception
The notes below are from a workshop by artist Steve Hollingsworth exploring ways in which staff could be inspired to inform the progression of Nathalies (the person they cared for) project. I blind folded both of them and gave them a large sheet of paper to write words down as they listened, so they wrote … Continue reading Notes from workshop to inspire careworkers
Steve makes sketches of the ideas emerging from his workshops with people. He has pages and pages of them. The sketches below are the beginnings of his ideas for the Sensorium.
The idea was to use a piano as a base for allowing Mark to access new aural experiences by encouraging him to use switches. The piano was used due to marks familiarity with it, its indestructibility and also as an instrument that he could play. The switches allow mark access to familiar voices, dogs barking, … Continue reading Marks piano by Steve Hollingsworth
Very early prototype by Steve Hollingsworth, exploring ways of encouraging Donald to interact. This takes time, there is much trial and error. The object made was a means to an end. A way of encouraging initial staff involvement and finding out more about Donald. The question then is..how do you ensure that the artwork made … Continue reading Activity table
Artist, Steve Hollingsworth work with Mark and the Ideas team consisting of his mother, care workers, psychologist, OT's and physios. The group agreed to the following aim: to encourage deliberate movements and intentionality and increase his motor skills. This was the first of many group meetings.
This is dependent on who you are working with, what they are interested in and how they respond but it gives you an idea of an approach. This is a section of a recent posting by Steve Hollingsworth, describing how he breaks down a workshop approach....... Bearing in mind the reactions and structure of last … Continue reading An approach