Exceptional Artists Camp Empowers New York Area Special Needs Artists

Landmark Forum graduate Kristy Sundjaja has created a launch event for the Exceptional Artists Foundation, bringing special needs artists from the New York City area to a special day at Camp Anchor, in Lido, New York on August 27th. The purpose of the day is, according to the organization, to “meditate, collaborate and celebrate with exceptional artists in this extraordinary immersive art experience”.

The foundation’s mission is to empower special needs artists by creating awareness about their talents, fostering independence and enabling new generation of artists to have access to art education, therapy and training programs. See more about the launch event below.

The launch event, titled Exceptional Artists Exceptional Summer Art Experience’, will be repeated monthly. The foundations is recruiting different artists and educators to lead the art experience activities, as well as volunteers to assist in other ways on the day of the event. To find out more, visit the Exceptional Artists website, email [email protected], or donate here.

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2 thoughts on “Exceptional Artists Camp Empowers New York Area Special Needs Artists

  • September 8, 2017 at 6:42 am
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    Artists with special needs should be encouraged and supported. I was keen on taking up a project in this sector and contribute towards the development of disabled kids. Boosting their personal and creative growth can help them build a good career. Kristy Sundjaja has created an excellent platform for therapeutic art. Great work.

  • October 10, 2017 at 4:20 am
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    I am an artist and have been teaching for 8 years. Art is all about expression – of a thought, emotion, incident etc. Giving someone a plain blank canvas is the first step towards self-expression. That is why one of the first things we do is give our children a coloring book. An attractive way of letting all the feelings out. When young children don’t speak they paint it out! As for the special kids, they can have more problems with expressing themselves. This is an AMAZING program that gives the young artists a chance to portray their real self. No boundaries, no rules and best of all – no questions asked. And to go through these amazing different projects started by the Self-expression and Leadership program participants is so interesting. Kudos to Kristy Sundjaja and the landmark team for this inspiring work!

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