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FEATURE: Studio fosters artistic talent in special needs care home

By Jake Chung  /  Staff writer, with CNA

The enlarged drawings on billboards not only surprised residents living near the facility, but also made the patients happy and proud to see their creations displayed to promote the facility, she said.

Yao said that she wanted to thank Sandwishes Studio for not taking a short-sighted approach when handling their projects, but stationing many members at the facility to spend time with the children, asking about the patients’ feelings and what they thought of their own works.

“Art shouldn’t be just about aesthetics. It should have soul, and it is they, the students and the workshop, who have accurately portrayed the souls of the patients who had drawn the pictures,” Yao said, adding that it was through the workshop’s efforts that the patients at the facility were able to show society what they were capable of.

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