Rock Painting: A Suitable Community Project For People With Developmental And Intellectual Disabilities
TitleRock Painting: A Suitable Community Project For People With Developmental And Intellectual Disabilities
DateAugust 15, 2022
Subjectpeople with disability
social and fine motor skills
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AbstractRock painting is a suitable project for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. It is designed to develop fine motor skills, social skills, and to unlock artistic potential, which create opportunities to serve their community by engaging themselves in decorating public spaces. Rock painting projects involve teaching and leisure activities. Participants were taught how to hold and use multi-purpose acrylic paints and paint brushes, and were also taught the art of community as part of ensuring their integration. Activities involved going outside to pick rocks and outdoor exploration. Also included was the art of engaging in creativity like mixing paints and drawing. The people involved in the program took part in hiding and finding rocks, and decorating a place in their community with the painted rocks.