Alphapointe’s Art Camp is a week-long day camp experience for youth ages 11-18 to explore new ideas and concepts through hands-on activities, while letting their imaginations discover who they are as an individual as they develop their gifts and talents.
Why Is Art Important?
There are a number of benefits of art for youth with visual impairments. Art helps improve fine motor skills and creativity and fosters a better understanding of spatial and symbolic relationships. Through the process of making art, youth can improve self-awareness, cope with stress and traumatic experiences, develop motor skills and enhance cognitive abilities. Art Camp also provides the opportunity for youth to make life-long friends and interact with others who also have vision loss.
Creative Arts Instructor: Lily Dickson
Lily Dickson is a current student at the Kansas City Art Institute. Lily has oculocutaneous albinism, which causes her to be legally blind. During her youth, Lily attended several Alphapointe programs, including Adventure Camp, Technology Camp, scores of E.Y.E. programs and the STEP program. Through many of these activities, Alphapointe helped Lily identify and pursue her one true passion and purpose in life: art. Lily’s goal for Art Camp is to find new ways to help the visually impaired express themselves through art.
Art Camp Details
All art supplies are included. Campers are asked to provide a sack lunch for themselves each day. Stay tuned for 2023 dates!
“I believe creativity takes courage, but art is where work meets love. Come join me and let the art transformation begin.”
Art Camp Photo Galleries
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