Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Paintings by Aishu

So at my job we do a lot of work with younger kids, as well as kids with disabilities. I've been working with a girl named Aishu for a while now, she has autism, and she loves to paint. When she started she mostly drew cartoon pictures of things she likes, characters from Lion King or palm trees. She has made a ton of great progress though, especially the past few weeks I think she has made some amazing paintings. She did this painting about two weeks ago, I helped her mix the paints but she drew the house and did the painting all by herself. She called the piece Happy House, then when I told her to sign her name she started to write Name. She did this one just yesterday, I asked her to draw a tree, then paint it. Again I helped her to mix the paints but she did the rest by herself. This is my favorite painting she has done so far, she really liked it too.

Next week were going to try to paint a sailboat!


Rachel Dangerfield said...

This is the best thing I've seen / read all week.

Quinn said...

Thanks Rachel, I've been thinking about posting some more of the stuff that the kids make. There are some amazing things those wee folk say and create.