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STEPS IN COLOURS

Bocit Mihaela - Bacau
- 2007-Jan-23 -
handicraft

"STEPS IN COLOURS" is a painting class where beneficiaries are youths with physical handicaps. This painting class had as results the increase in the self assurance, development of emotion expressing capability and, not lastly, observing the everlasting aspect that a successful work of art possesses, this acknowledgment having a great self-therapeutic value.

Acknowledging the therapeutic value of the creation act in the psychic equilibrium and by extension in the psychometric one in case of people with a handicap, the Association of People with Physical Handicaps - Bacau has initiated in 1998 the painting class “STEPS IN COLOURS”. Opened with the organization`s resources, the class was financially sustained by donations from the ESPOIROUMANIE Association from Switzerland and sponsored by the Society of Financial Investment Moldova, Bacau, as well as by the Independent Organization of Communal Administration and by SC ELBAC SA Bacau.

This psychotherapy is active and productive that has as direct beneficiaries a number of 6 teenagers with serious handicaps, had as results the increase in the self assurance, development of emotions expressing capability and, not lastly, observing the everlasting aspect that a successful work of art possesses, this acknowledgment having a great self-therapeutic value.

With works realized under the leading of Viorica Cocioiu and Dorina Costras teachers, the 6 youths realized a number of 11 exhibits that received the appreciation of several well known painters: “I was very surprised by the qualitative jump of the amateur artists from S.H.F. - Bacau that accomplished moments at an appreciative level” – declared Mr. Craita Mandra Vasile, artist present at all our exhibits.

Recognizing the talent of these youths came with their involvement in the exhibit during the action “A celebration for your heart” held during the Days of Bacau, organized by the local municipality. The artistic level of the works was acknowledged by the invitation addressed to Ms. Arhip Oana-Denisa, member of the painting class, to realize for the past two years personal exhibits with the occasion of opening the academic session in Bacau.

Due to the fact that an efficient therapy is that where the person leaves positively changed, we could remind the several positive changes from the lives of these youths, measurably owed to the effect of art-therapy: two of the young participants graduated a faculty, other two got married and one of them has raised a business with his own capabilities. At the moment, an important resource for continuing activities within this painting class is represented by the funds obtained by selling the works (paintings, congratulatory cards, different decorative objects). It has to be mentioned that these works are made only by 6 youths, these ones being at the moment formative for other talented youths, inside an occupational therapy workshop.

The special results obtained by the participants both personally as well as artistically represent a motivation for continuing this program and involving other youths physically handicapped.

Bocit Mihaela - Psychologist at the Association of People with Physical Handicaps – Bacau
(November 2003)


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Mioara
Am avut placerea sa admir cateva din lucrarile Denisei si, fara a fi un critic de arta, am remarcat in mod deosebit caldura si sensibilitatea care emana dincolo de panza. O felicit pe ea si pe toti cei care fac parte din cercul,`PASI IN CULOARE`.


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Barbu Dana
Buna ziua, sunt kinetoterapeut la CSEI brasov si as dori sa stiu cum pot intra in posesia acestei carti. Va multumesc anticipat. Cu stima Dana Barbu

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