THE HEALING POWER OF COLORS: DISABLED STUDENTS WORK ON ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI’S IMAGES

Guest writer: Patrizia Sapri

Last October I had the chance to visit, at the XIII Century Aldobrandesca Fortress (Tuscany, Italy) the extraordinary “Colors Of An Apocalypse /The decomposed Publicity Posters” exhibition showing Roberto Alborghetti ‘s stunning “Lacer/actions” artworks. I was very impressed by the show. I usually work in special schools on the theme of colors as recovery and strengthening of existing residuals basic skills. Colors, materials, movement and emotions: I found all this in Roberto Alborghetti works.

I asked him the consent and the permission to use some of his works in the educational and social activities I’m doing this year. And so we re-worked some of the visual and artistic pieces displayed at Roberto Alborghetti’s exhibition I appreciated so much last autumn. The project was led in the afternoon for a group of disabled students; some of them are living with Autistic Spectrum Disorders.

The colors of “Lacer/actions” works were reviewed through the eyes of my students who have manually performed their “Cre/actions” using various objects and materials. “The Atelier of colors and emotions” – this was the name of our experience – ended with great satisfaction of the students and their families. Music accompanied the lessons and students wrote words and comments about feelings, moods and sensations they felt while working on Roberto Alborghetti’s images. We achieved interesting results and a compelling visual and emotional impact (see the photogallery). Yes, a great experience!

I thank Roberto Alborghetti for his collaboration and sensitivity towards my “special students” and my social work. Parents, educational team and “Il Senso della Vita” Parental Association Onlus, with President doctor Marina Aimati, want to thank him heartily. We all wish to continue this wonderful experience working on Roberto Alborghetti images because they give lot of incentives to our activities and professions.

Patrizia Sapri

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3 responses to “THE HEALING POWER OF COLORS: DISABLED STUDENTS WORK ON ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI’S IMAGES

  1. This is so wonderful, Roberto! Many years ago, I taught a composition class using computers at an elementary school. I could not tell the difference between the work of the standard students and the mentally disable students; technology enabled each of them to express their best and everyone had a chance to express their “inner artist” – bravo to you for reaching out to and inspiring these children who yearn to create beauty, regardless of what the world assumes about their gifts. Bravo. Bravo.

    • Thank you so much for sharing your moving and interesting experience! I think art is a wonderful way to push young people to express their inner world.
      For this experience I have to thank the teacher Patricia, the students, their parents and “Il senso della vita” Association. Thanks again for your touching words!

  2. Reblogged this on Living with Mental Illness and commented:
    This is one of many initiatives by Roberto Alborghetti to encourage children of all ages, makes, and models to express themselves freely. He not only inspires viewers, he invites them to experiment along with him. How about a round of cheers for the man who invites everyone to live passionately, colorfully, and generously? CHEERS, Roberto!

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