|Michelle beginning a watercolor painting.|
|Ben using his hands to help him create a watercolor.|
|Jenny working on a reading worksheet.|
|Karen studying the shape of words.|
|Rene reading before writing.|
Hope University offers many classes. Here we have some photos of students in two of them, watercolor and reading. Hope offers many different art classes for students of varying levels. One of the students in this watercolor class is sight impaired. He uses his hands to find the water in which to dip his brush and then feels for the color pots. His macular degeneration is progressive but he still has some sight. Ben says that he loves working with watercolors because he can touch and see the colors. Michelle enjoys choosing subject matter and using the watercolors to paint what ever she feels like that day.
The three readers are enjoying copying the words as they say them. This helps with sounding out and letter recognition. They all look so happy sharpening their reading skills don't they?