Previous donations used for art projects
Three donations were made to ADIMI being 2008-9, 2009-10, and 2010-11. The donations received by ADIMI were used primarily for the purchase of art materials. The paintings and the ceramic art work (picturesque wall plaques) was hung in the front office of the ADIMI current office situated in Rio Guadalete in Las Lagunas. The painting of the Madonna and child was featured in our DFAS magazine and this edition won the runners up media award in 2010 given by NADFAS.
The most spectacular art work that this donation helped to fund was the creation of large murals in the physiotherapy room at the Rio Guadalete office transforming the previous white and bare walls into a fairy tale grotto which all the smaller children enjoy when undergoing treatment. Many of the more able disabled contributed to these murals under the guidance of their art teacher.
The art classes that have produced all these works are held mainly for the benefit of the disabled that have reached school leaving age and for whom, without ADIMI’s continuing help, a bleak future awaits. The paintings were completed, with the help of a qualified art teacher, by members of the art class between the age of 16 and 33 yrs.
We are proud to have been able to contribute in a small way to positive, creative and much enjoyed projects in our local community. Art education is an important part of ADIMI’s work as it not only stimulates the imagination, creativity and body expression (motor skills) but also helps to develop many skills, increase the self esteem and co-operation with others.