Materials for beaded necklace
You take away all the other luxuries in life, and if you can make someone smile and laugh, you have given the most special gift: happiness.
This is what we strive to do at RASA – Centre for Theatre Arts and Special Needs day after day, year after year, the past 30 years.
Here is a tiny preview of how an adult with special needs engages her time and skills at our vocational centre at Tiruvanmyur.
Here is a small write up about R:
R is very good in production . She is a quick learner and assists everyone when they need help. She is very systematic and meticulous and is very concerned about the environment. She always checks if the lights have been turned off, if other adults in the group have brought their tea cups and also sometimes aides the Facilitator by reminding the agenda for the next day. She loves to do yoga sessions and does them passionately.
R loves production work, here are some of the things she is good at.
Embroidery - Running stitch , flying stitch , hemming
Beaded jewellery - s pattern and cluster pattern (yet to learn other patterns )
Painting - capable of following the instructions precisely and replicate the given design.
Making thread beads - she is good at making beads using the embroidery threads.
Please find below a picture of the green beaded necklace made by R. It is very fine work and calls for meticulous and systematic observation and commitment.
N, another male adult who is very dexterous shows his skills and prowess at arts by these beautiful warli paintings
At our Mandavalli centre too, the commitment to production is no less. There is a lot of emphasis given to life skills and also to production. Here you can see L printing and helping make brightly coloured envelopes requested by the RASA Accounts Head Mr. VijayKumar.
R concentrating on her work- beaded necklace
Concentration personified .
Beautiful brightly colured envelopes ready.
Beaded necklace made by R
The Warli Artist now engaged in another task
Warli Art by N