Ceramic artworks created by the students were on display in the Penny's Place Community Room at the SCIL, including the colorful wind chimes, noisemakers (rattles), and the large collaborative tiled stamping project which will have a future permanent home in the Ash Grove High School library. During the field trip, we worked together to create a collaborative painting project (shown below) to be donated to the SCIL as a thank you for hosting!
Nathan Zoromski and Taylor Cox, Youth Advocates for the Southwest Center for Independent Living, helped coordinate this field trip into a fun filled, informative and thoughtful experience. Here's what they had to say about it:
"The Placeworks and Ash Grove crew came to Southwest Center for Independent Living for an exciting day of art, fun, and pizza! While they were here, they heard from youth advocates Nate and Taylor and learned all about the many ways SCIL helps people with all kinds of disabilities. Nate gave an overview of our youth program where independent living skills are taught and many friendships were made! Taylor gave a tour of the SCIL offices and talked about how SCIL does everything from direct service with an advocate to helping with assistive technology and in home services. After introductions, Placeworks and Ash Grove made an amazing collaborative art piece to hang in the SCIL hallway! Once all the painting and stenciling was finished, pizza was served, Nate and Taylor lead an activity on being "differentlyabled," and the rest of the afternoon was spent having fun and getting to know each other better. Overall, it was an awesome day of new friends, creativity, learning, and a whole lot of fun!"
Thank you to the Ash Grove students, teachers, staff, and the Southwest Center for Independent Living who made this experience so much fun! ^JTJ