CARE’s ceramic workshops: a new pathway for young people with visual impairments in Europe. Let’s discover the uncountable benefits!

Erasmus+ CARE’s ceramic workshops are proving to be a true success for young people with visual impairments in Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Poland and Ireland. These workshops not only offer a unique opportunity to explore and develop new artistic skills but are also significantly improving the participants’ intrapersonal and interpersonal abilities, strengthening their social roles within communities.

Participating in the ceramic workshops allows young people to discover and develop a sense of autonomy and self-confidence. Creating ceramic objects requires concentration, patience, and creativity, qualities that participants are learning to cultivate and appreciate. This creative process promotes personal reflection and emotional growth, allowing young people to explore their emotions and express them through arts and crafts.

Working in a collaborative environment like CARE’s ceramic workshops promotes the development of interpersonal skills. Participants learn to communicate and work together, sharing ideas and techniques. This collaboration not only strengthens social bonds but also creates a sense of belonging and community, which is crucial for emotional and social well-being.

One of the most innovative aspects of CARE’s ceramic workshops is the attention given to ergonomics and posture. Working with clay requires proper posture and specific movements, which help improve coordination and body awareness. This holistic approach not only improves the posture and physical health of the participants but also helps them develop advanced manual skills.

Ceramics is also an art form that allows for extraordinary expressive freedom. In CARE’s workshops, young people can explore their imagination and bring their ideas to life. Creating unique and personal objects not only stimulates creativity but also provides a sense of accomplishment and pride. Each piece created represents a personal achievement and a work of art that will be displayed to the public very soon.

These workshops, therefore, not only offer an opportunity for learning and growth but also a platform to showcase the talent and creativity of visually impaired and blind youth. Lately, public exhibitions of the created objects will not only celebrate individual successes but also raise public awareness about the importance of inclusion and diversity in our countries. Stay tuned for more updates about CARE!