Wood Lane teaches kids about disabilities with art

Today and Sunday, Wood Lane will be at the Black Swamp Arts Festival in the youth arts area with Wheel
Wood Lane has teamed up with the festival to educate children on disability awareness through art. This
weekend, children will have the opportunity to try out adaptive scooters, bikes and tricycles as they
ride through paint to create large painted murals.
The activity was designed to transform adaptive equipment into huge paintbrushes. Children of all
abilities and ages can ride around in paint on a large canvas to make their mark. It’s all play, but
they learn, explore and become more comfortable with the equipment.
When a child sees an individual in a wheelchair or another adaptive device, they are naturally curious,
they have questions. This activity allows children without disabilities to get comfortable with the
equipment, see how it works, and ultimately help them understand that children that use adaptive
equipment are just like them.
Also participating in the Festival on Saturday is Real Ink. Real Ink is a business venture that gives
artists an opportunity to create fine art. Real Ink artists receive services through Wood Lane. Staff
through Employment Services of Wood Lane provide the expertise, encouragement and support for artists to
complete their original work.Their artwork is transferred onto many products such as cards and T-shirts.
All items will be available for sale this weekend.