chapter  5
Using the visual arts to expand personal creativity
ByRoberta Nadeau
Pages 23

Because of the quiet contemplative, personal approach needed to produce in the visual arts, there are large expansive areas of inner exploration that go hand in hand. These inner experiences are of particular value to those who are using the arts with persons with a disability. Most other art forms require another person to have a full encounter with what that particular art form can give. In the visual arts we can provide tools, knowledge of materials and experience with drawing and painting, which can allow individuals to take with them, wherever they go, the potential for further work. We have the wonderful opportunity to enrich their lives and creative potential.