#YOUthTalk

#YOUthTalk Artworks: Rainbow Centre Margaret Drive School

22 September 2020  |   5 min read

Art is a powerful and therapeutic medium that allows one to express thoughts, emotions and feelings. Enjoy these artworks submitted by students of Rainbow Centre Margaret Drive School on the theme of Self-Care.

Mental Health

Keep your dark thoughts in bubbles and away from your mind. Stay positive.

Carmen Chow, 17

Carmen is a student with autism who loves to draw and dance.

Perseverance

Take your time and persevere through the challenges.

Javier Pek, 17

Javier is a student with autism. He is knowledgeable in popular culture with a special interest in iconic landmarks around the world.

Let Go of Anxiety, Sadness and Anger

Get rid of all the negative feelings to keep yourself happy.

Muhammad Naufal Azhari Bin Jasmi, 17

Naufal is a student with autism who loves to explore colours in his artwork.

Rise with the Tide, Go with the Flow

Be fearless and try new things. We will learn a lot about ourselves from exploring something new.

Nuralysya Binte Abdul Hamid, 18

Nuralysya is a student with Femoral Facial Syndrome. She is very skillful in acrylic painting and love to try the various art styles.

Take Care of Yourself

Whatever you feed will grow. Faith or fear. Worry or confidence. Doubt or belief. It’s your choice what grows.

Ashley Yan, 13

Ashley is a student with autism who creates beautiful drawings of characters in cartoons and games.

My Secret Place

Surround yourself in nature. It can calm your soul and rejuvenate your energy.

Nuralysya Binte Abdul Hamid, 18

Nuralysya is a student with Femoral Facial Syndrome. She is very skillful in acrylic painting and love to try the various art styles.

Keep Calm and Carry On

No matter what comes your way, do remember to keep calm and carry on with your life with positivity.

Lim Chai Peng, 16

Chai Peng is a student with autism who loves to doodle during her free time.

Self-Care

All about self-care is depicted in this artwork. A good reminder for all of us!

Hassanah Binte Kazali, 18

Hassanah is a student with autism. She has a strong sense of determination in everything that she does.

Exercise and Eat Right

To have a healthy mind and body, we must exercise regularly and eat healthily.

Shalyn Toh, 16

Shalyn is a student with autism who loves drawing. She is determined and will always do her best when completing her artwork.

Love and Relaxation

We need to relax to avoid stress and enjoy the love around us. Love keeps us happy.

Nur Shirin Binte Ahmad Fauzi, 13

Shirin is a student with autism. She is a shy girl and often express herself through drawings.

About Rainbow Centre Margaret Drive School:

At Rainbow Centre, we envision a world where persons with disabilities are empowered and thriving in inclusive communities. We work with our partners to create opportunities for persons with disabilities to make the most of their abilities and participate meaningfully in society. Through practical education, meaningful support and effective training programmes, we strive to increase the quality of life for them and their families.

Art is an integral part of the education programme at Rainbow Centre. It is part of the classroom curriculum for every student, including those in the Early Intervention (up to 6 years old) and Special Education (up to 18 years old) programmes. SPED students can also opt for visual arts as a co-curriculum activity.

Students who are not accustomed to expressing themselves verbally may find a voice through art to tell their story. It also gives their caregivers, educators and supporters some insight into what matters to them, and how they interpret the world around them.