ART-i-ficial Limb Projekt

  • Empower limb different children by expanding personalities on artificial limbs

What if your child could reimagine their body part and transform it into a unique piece of art that expresses who they are?

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What if your child could reimagine their body part and transform it into a unique piece of art that expresses who they are?

We use Creative Art Therapies to reimagine the body and to change the way your child thinks about their prosthetic limb. Finding a positive meaning in the loss of a limb becomes a powerful process for recovery, helping them move forward. Channelling their energy in a different way and go from can’t to can!

Our Art Therapists work closely with your child to explore themes of body image, associated anxiety, self-consciousness in public, depression, bullying and grief from the loss of their limb. This process encourages positive discussion and the celebration of diversity.

We are connecting local artists and muralists under the guidance of our art therapists to merge the latest technology in transferring art images created by children/adolescents for their artificial limb.

This art process allows children of limb difference to infuse personality into their artificial limb.  Creative Art Therapy sessions with the children and their Art Therapists explore themes of body image, associated anxiety, modification, development, public self-consciousness, depression, bullying, and grief of loss.  The process encourages positive dialogue and celebration around body diversity.

Our Creative Art Therapy processes see children release, explore and celebrate themselves with their prosthetic limb. Allowing them to be their authentic self, where their physical appearance becomes a form of self-expression. Our goal is to demonstrate, through art, how a prosthetic is an extension of their personality, rather than a replacement of what of missing.

 

ART-i-ficial Limb Projekt:

  • Provides qualified art therapist for one on one sessions throughout process, including overseeing collaboration with professional artists
  • Provides all art consumables and professional artists
  • Supports safe expression around body image and difficult emotions
  • Promotes a sense of achievement and agency
  • Gives opportunity for new perspective in a fun and creative way
  • Supports social interactions and integration
  • Offers creative ways for coping and meaning making