In life, some days are filled with typical tasks. We get up, eat the same breakfast as always, go to work, eat lunch with the same people, go home, and read the same newspaper. These things make life feel comfortable, and these things are necessary. BUT, we grow the most when we experience new things with an open mind. We grow when we push ourselves and when we make & meet goals for ourselves. Today was one of those days. It was awesome. It was inspiring. It was SO MUCH FUN. Some of us participated in an intense drama class in the morning, and others in a printmaking class. Then we all participated in a Shadow Theater class. And to follow it all up, we had a poetry class this afternoon where we focused on.... nothing. That's right! A purposeful class about the idea of nothing! It has been such an amazing day, full of new ideas and new activities. Take a look!
We have a lovely volunteer who leads music and percussion classes. We love re-writing lyrics with her! This week, we changed the words to Monster Mash to include 3 witches, a box of darkness, and mashed potatoes and gravy. Way fun!
Sorry for the blurry pictures! Apparently we needed some flash for all of those fast movements!
We have been super lucky to have amazing volunteers around here. Elias did an amazing magic show for us today (even though he refused to tell us how he did things)! He has a great sense of humor and just put on a fabulous performance. He had several of our participants get up and give him a hand with his tricks. Hopefully, Elias will be returning soon!!
We have an awesome grant writer who has been working her tail off. So what did we buy with the money?? INSTRUMENTS! Instruments galore. It's been like Christmas around here. Every new package is so exciting and we have had a ton of fun exploring the ways to use all of our fun new things! Here are some pictures of us testing things out.
TURN City Center for the Arts
Helping adults with disabilities to enrich their lives through the arts!