Mandy is very excited about learning new skills at DADAA’s Digital Transitions workshop
Having the opportunity to learn touchpad technologies and related art forms is the aim of the new Digital Transitions workshops being delivered by DADAA’s arts workers.
Mandy, who lives in one of Identitywa’s shared living homes, loves participating in activities in her community.
Over the 20 week program, she will receive two hours a week of one-to-one mentorship focussed on assisting her to learn and develop skills in the basic use of a digital devices, and how to use apps to create unique artworks using technology.
Identitywa support worker, Wendy, said Mandy has already used a variety of both traditional and digital media in her first few weeks of classes.
“For example, one of the images on the iPad was Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night Over the Rhone,” explains Wendy.
“The interactive image was able to be manipulated so when Mandy ran her fingers across the screen, the image twinkled and swirled with colour which she just loved.”
Whilst Mandy has been truly captivated by using digital media, she will also have the opportunity in future workshops to use traditional art forms such as drawing, painting, mixed media, performance and music along with digital animation to explore her creativity.
So far, her favourite activities are drawing flowers and playing the guitar on the iPad.
The Digital Transitions project is a partnership with the Department of Communities.
Identitywa is one of WA’s leading agencies supporting people with disability to live the life they choose. With a strong commitment to Person Centred Active Support, staff work in partnership with individuals to explore, plan and design support options to suit their individual needs.
For more information call 9474 3033.
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