D&G Foundation lends support to ‘Draw it Out’ programme

The D&G Foundation team joins Shawn Ashman, staff and students of the Seaview Garden Primary for a photo-op after the official donation of Ashman’s therapeutic art journals to participants of the “Draw It Out” session. The launch of the “Draw It Out” programme at the Seaview Gardens Primary School was hosted on July 14, 2023. (Photo: Contributed)

    The D&G Foundation has joined forces with the Art of Motivation programme to launch the immersive ‘Draw It Out’ initiative in schools to inspire youth empowerment and community development through art.

    The launch event, hosted at Seaview Gardens Primary School on July 14, included an interactive painting session for parents and children before extending a donation of Shawn Ashman’s therapeutic art journals to participants.

    Ashman designed the Draw It Out programme to promote healing and self-expression among children and parents. She has published therapeutic art journals, including a specially designed edition for children to engage in colouring, journaling, and doodling as a healthy outlet for self-expression.

    Additionally, a journal dedicated to parents offers a valuable resource for engaging in activities individually or with their children to foster a nurturing and safe environment to address any challenges within their relationship.

    “We commend Shawn Ashman and the Art of Motivation as we embark on this partnership. Their commitment, endless passion, and belief in the power of art therapy inspire our coming-together partnership and will serve to impact the programme’s growth. After all, we are driven by the promise that everyone, regardless of who they are or where they come from, deserves to experience life fully. Through “Draw It Out”, we hope to translate this promise into a reality that benefits many students,” affirmed D&G Foundation administrator Totlyn Brown-Robb.

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