X’tra Special Arts Project
Using art as a bridge connects participants spiritually through a shared emotional experience.
- This is the expectation of X’tra Special Arts Project.
Since 2011, YAF’s popular X’tra Special Arts Project has offered workshops to stimulate creativity among students with special needs. The project has benefited thousands of participants over the years, helping students to express their feelings and enhance their self-esteem through art. In 2018, this popular project will offer special needs schools a new series of free X’tra Special Arts workshops with a focus on “Art and Science”.
Art and Science
We might sometimes think that art and science are unrelated. That science is logical, systematic and objective, and that art is intuitive and subjective. But actually the two disciplines have a lot in common. Both are about experimentation and discovery, and both need curiosity, skill and a creative imagination. Leonardo da Vinci, for example, was not just a talented artist, he was also an inventor and scientist, whose research and insights had a profound influence not only on art history, but also on the scientific developments taking place in his time.
In this workshop, students are led by a YAF artist in a fun experience that combines science and arts. Special needs schools or related organisations interested in this workshop should email email@example.com for details.