More money going to Harris-Hillman arts festival for students with special needs
It’s one of the greatest and most inspiring events in all of Metro Schools, and it just got a big financial boost. The Harris-Hillman Ability Arts Festival has won a $3,000 grant from the state.
The Arts Festival offers interactive mural painting, music and workstations all over the school for students of all abilities to get hands-on in creating art. Last year, guest artist Dwayne Szot from Wisconsin used a special roller rig to attach to students’ wheelchairs. Together they made a giant mural of colorful shapes.
Outside, students were using similar rigs with sidewalk chalk to decorate the school driveway.
This year’s festival is set between April 14th-16th, 2015.
Harris-Hillman School serves students with multiple disabilities. Teachers and staff at Harris-Hillman focus on sensory stimulation, gross and fine motor development, acquisition of self help skills, communication training, socialization, basic academics and prevocational skill development.
Posted on October 1, 2014, in News, Schools, Students and tagged arts, arts education, dwayne szot, harris-hillman, news, schools, special education, students. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.