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.

Guest artist Dwayne Szot used giant paint rollers attached to wheelchairs to let students make a massive mural on the gym floor.

Guest artist Dwayne Szot used giant paint rollers attached to wheelchairs to let students make a massive mural on the gym floor.

Outside, students were using similar rigs with sidewalk chalk to decorate the school driveway.

This special chalk rig helped students in wheelchairs create a giant art project in the school driveway.

This special chalk rig helped students in wheelchairs create a giant art project in 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 , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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