Sunday, February 10, 2008

We've moved!

We've got more blogs! 

You can see the photo's from our exhibition here
And you can keep up with all our art adventures here

For more information, or to join, please contact Audrey or Renee - you can link to us through the NSDSS website

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Friday Night Social

One of the most important things about Teen Possibles has been the chance to get together and make friends, as well as art.
As the program has developed, we've now added a Friday night social evening as well as our photography workshop on a Saturday. On a Friday we hang out, watch films and socialize.

It’s really fun to have Down syndrome

Max (19, on the right in the picture):
It’s really fun to have Down syndrome. You get to do things that other people can’t do. Like not drive. (You like that?) Yes. Because driving is bad for the world, it’s air pollution. People with Down Syndrome are more flexible. They can do more things, like the way I can do the splits, not many people can do that.

I’ve learned that everybody has feelings - even the attractive ones.

Erin (15):
"The Possibles is a good chance and opportunity for other kids with Down Syndrome to come out and have fun. Some people don’t really have that many friends - they should come and meet some friends because it’d be really nice to see some smiles on their faces.
I’ve learned to be a better friend and to always look out for others. Whenever I see someone who’s lonely I just go up and say “Hi my name’s Erin. Want to have lunch with me?” and make them feel welcome…I hate to see people being left alone."

"My favourite part of Teen Possibles is knowing that I have friends here. It’s OK for me to come and just hang out and see my friends. We have a good time. It’s not just for people with disabilities, it should be for everyone to come out and have a fun time with others and meet others."

Andrew (20):
I think Down Syndrome is great. Lots of partying. Down Syndrome is great because you go to new places, like down south, up north. The Possibles is like a castle of heaven. This is like the kingdom of heaven; this is utopia, heaven on earth. There’s great people to socialize with, good tv, good music, true love --she’s out there in the world, never found her yet ..the picture in the back of my mind grows clearer and clearer each day…of a lady, long lost love.

Shape your own destiny.
And follow your heart.
There’s more… follow your dreams.
And… there’s more: believe in your heart.
There’s more: trust your heart.
And there’s more: true love will come - all of the friends of true love.
In the frames of true love, where true love will come.
And more: destiny.
And one more thing: tell the truth, nothing but the truth.
And one more thing: ignore darkness.

Eduardo (14):
What should people know?
Down Syndrome
Family and friends
We have different eye colour and hair colour
Are you not all the same?

I like taking pictures. And I like being in the pictures.
I like parties
We did Erin’s birthday and Halloween.
We watched a movie, and it was called Freedom Writers.
The best stuff.

Karsen (17):

The Possibles rock!

Why should there be more Possibles sessions?
It’s coming great… I know it.
It’s changed around… I’ve changed - I cut my hair.
Have you changed as a person - inside?
I feel great, because I do.

What should people know?
You need to learn about special needs from kids. You can learn from them. It’s a good thing.
Is not having to drive a good thing about Ds?
YEAH!!! Down syndrome is getting good!

This is Teen Possibles. They’re making the right choice about it. It’s great, I like being here! Maybe I’ll mix up this room!!

Dylan (14):
Teen Possibles is fun.
I come here, I want to.
I like girls, and movies. I liked being the director; I like taking pictures.
Why should there be more Possibles sessions?
Because I be good - I may get married!
Do you think you might meet someone here?

Andrew (as the bride, below): Treat women equally

Just a few of us got to record what we wanted to say last week. The rest of us will have our say when we meet again...

Friday, November 16, 2007

just a few candid shots...

We're saving the rest of the images so you can have a big surprise when you visit our exhibition! We'll post some more on the blog after the show on the 9th.
Thank you so much to Image House in Halifax who are sponsoring the exhibition.
See you then!

Please note: this is not real hair!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Here are our latest pictures...

Dylan (in the middle in this photo) was photographer in chief this week. He took most of these photographs and told everyone what to do.

We chose High School Musical for our theme again for these photo's - this time we were thinking about the end scene when everyone dances and celebrates together. However, Max told us that, although he likes the dialogue in High School Musicals he is not really keen on musicals as a genre - he was in charge of videoing during this session.

We didn't have a session this Saturday because of the storm - hope you are all OK and have your power back on!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

High School Musical

Pictures of Kelsea, Karsen, Matthew, Jillian, Marie, Andrew, Kendra, Eduardo, Sharpe, Erin, Alice, Jol and Max !