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News from the Hoffmann Foundation Autism charity London - Hoffmann Foundation

Personal Art Projects

Written on 14th April 2015 by Hoffmann Staff

Personal Art Projects


Personal art projects are important for someone with autism because they are a good way to express feelings and emotions. It can be about relationships, friends, conversation, money, finding help, independent living, travelling and many other topics.


Art can be used as a conversation through the artist to the audience. It can be used as a platform to discuss topics which the artists may not be able to describe using speech.


When creating works of art in the environment an artist is placed in, it becomes an enjoyable time where the user can feel confident interacting with other likeminded people and also gaining feedback from their peers.


When I did one of my art projects, I asked my friends to be in a photo and pretend to kiss. I then photograph them in order to paint it out with a constant reference. Relationships can be difficult for people with autism and I wanted to remonstrate this through the painting.


I also painted anatomy with roses, pebbles, crysthanamum and feathers. I choose these objects because I wanted to express romance within the piece.


In my spare time I also enjoy drawing portraits of my friends and other people. At times I can get lonely and this is a great way to draw it out. It’s about people who are part of my life.




By Oliver Chan



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