Our Project

Handiwork Class

May – August 2003                   Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Tung Chung Integrated Services

The purpose of the project was to relieve the unemployed men's inner sadness, emptiness and frustration. We held various art workshops to incorporate their potentials other than their business sense to make different types of crafts. It was also a way to get them ready to step back into society by teaching them artistic knowledge and vocational training, which furthermore may help in solving their acute financial crisis due to their unemployment status. 

We were glad that the workshops turned out really well and the impact was very notable. The men enjoyed themselves so much in the process and were all satisfied with their spiritual and financial needs. In fact the program has somehow remarkably changed their focus of life as well by leading them into more artistic paths instead of solely moneymaking. They became fond of calligraphy and making sculpture. They all learned that art could help them to express their feelings. On top of that they learned to display, unleash, and relinquish their anger against the unfairness of society.

「手作仔」毅進班

May – August 2003                   Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Tung Chung Integrated Services

工藝美術立體造形再培訓計劃 

計劃的主要目的是讓一批失業中年男士舒緩壓力,然後進一步讓他們更深入的了解自己,從而開拓他們在藝術或創作方面的天賦才能。計劃的另一個目的是要賦予他們多一些商業以外的知識與技能,為他們再踏入社會舞台作出準備,以解決他們因失業而來的財政困難。

值得高興的是,透過各種活動,最終都達到預期效果。過程中他們全都十分投入,學習了不同的技能;在課程完畢後,他們的心靈非常滿足,處世態度也變得更積極,並覺得有能力靠自己渡過經濟難關。令人最振奮的,是此活動似乎改變了他們的人生觀和價值觀,也改變了他們對藝術的看法。他們現在對書法和雕塑有著濃厚的興趣。他們學會了藝術是能夠幫助表達內在的情感,包括能夠抒發他們長期抑壓在心底裡對社會各樣不公平的憤怒和怨恨。

 

Project Schedule 活動簡表
Workshops
工作坊
04.2003 - 10.2003 Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Tung Chung Integrated Services
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