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Layla: The Festival of Mark Making - Mark II

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This is Anna and Amadeusz making marks together. Look at his face.

Amadeusz Jakubiec

Exhibit 52

Perfect Love

This is Anna and Amadeusz making marks together. Look at his face.

Cam loves to feel the paint on his hands and slide them around the paper. He uses big movements and both hands.

Cameron Bush

Exhibit 15

What I like

Cam loves to feel the paint on his hands and slide them around the paper. He uses big movements and both hands.

Cubby chose his favorite colors for his artwork. He began with blue and orange, and then selected more colors to finish his piece.

Cubby Turpin

Exhibit 06

Favorite Colors

Cubby chose his favorite colors for his artwork. He began with blue and orange, and then selected more colors to finish his piece.

Deniz painted this artwork himself and preschool for Mother's Day. It is the 1st piece of artwork sent home to us. I just know how much joy this would have brought him to do.

Deniz Edson

Exhibit 51

Mother's Day

Deniz painted this artwork himself and preschool for Mother's Day. It is the 1st piece of artwork sent home to us. I just know how much joy this would have brought him to do.

Tells the story of the peacefulness of the beach, water, trees and Eli supporting his brother.

Elijah Kooistra

Exhibit 13

At the beach

Tells the story of the peacefulness of the beach, water, trees and Eli supporting his brother.

Ink marker on paper. Elliott, with the support of his Mum, Gabrielle, captured these marks to champion his voice and share his excited response to Layla: The Festival of Mark Making 2023.

Elliott Conecker

Exhibit 53

❤️Layla

Ink marker on paper. Elliott, with the support of his Mum, Gabrielle, captured these marks to champion his voice and share his excited response to Layla: The Festival of Mark Making 2023.

Emma does not like to have "Blank Space" on her artwork - she believes the more color she can use, the more vibrant her artwork is.

Emma Johnston

Exhibit 09

Sunset of Freedom

Emma does not like to have "Blank Space" on her artwork - she believes the more color she can use, the more vibrant her artwork is.

Painted in remembrance of the most beautiful little girl. Layla 💜

Emma Kooistra 1

Exhibit 11

Layla

Painted in remembrance of the most beautiful little girl. Layla 💜

Feathers resembling the freedom of a bird . Hearts resembling love, compassion, empathy.  The freedom to love with all our hearts.

Emma Kooistra 2

Exhibit 12

Feathers and Hearts. For Liam and Layla

Feathers resembling the freedom of a bird . Hearts resembling love, compassion, empathy. The freedom to love with all our hearts.

It means smile in Japanese character.
I was made collaboratively by Emma and her educator.

Emma Tanaka

Exhibit 54

Smile

It means smile in Japanese character.
I was made collaboratively by Emma and her educator.

Eric chose his favorite colors to create his artwork.

Eric Turpin

Exhibit 07

Favorite Colors

Eric chose his favorite colors to create his artwork.

Through the help of Jellybean Street, professional graphic artists used our three children’s artwork as inspiration to create high-quality, one-of-a-kind canvas print that we will treasure forever. Each colour represented a child (Ivy- pink/purple, Austin-blue, and Max-yellow). Individual handprints and balloon art incorporated through the artwork.
We had so much fun creating it together, dancing and singing to Taylor swift tunes.

Ivy Atwell

Exhibit 48

Sibling connection through Art

Through the help of Jellybean Street, professional graphic artists used our three children’s artwork as inspiration to create high-quality, one-of-a-kind canvas print that we will treasure forever. Each colour represented a child (Ivy- pink/purple, Austin-blue, and Max-yellow). Individual handprints and balloon art incorporated through the artwork.
We had so much fun creating it together, dancing and singing to Taylor swift tunes.

Jaxon decided to draw what makes him happy every day for his artwork. He drew a picture of his baby brother.

Jaxon Dixon 1

Exhibit 08

What makes me happy every day

Jaxon decided to draw what makes him happy every day for his artwork. He drew a picture of his baby brother.

My home

Kalina Ledrich 1

Exhibit 28

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My home

Feathers is a bright and fun piece. It represents Kalina because she is a bright light when she walks into a room. The feathers soften her a bit though. She is a fun loving big hearted child and these colors are her favorite.

Kalina Ledrich 2

Exhibit 38

Feathers

Feathers is a bright and fun piece. It represents Kalina because she is a bright light when she walks into a room. The feathers soften her a bit though. She is a fun loving big hearted child and these colors are her favorite.

Khloe loves to paint! Painting is so freeing for her. The flowers and heart represent the beauty and love of Khloe and her SCN8A brothers and sister.

Khloe Hilton

Exhibit 14

Beauty beyond SCN8A

Khloe loves to paint! Painting is so freeing for her. The flowers and heart represent the beauty and love of Khloe and her SCN8A brothers and sister.

A smiley face and love

Lauren Authement

Exhibit 29

Happy Thoughts

A smiley face and love

Liam loved creating art pieces at the SCN8A gathering.

Liam Bejarano

Exhibit 16

Polka Dot

Liam loved creating art pieces at the SCN8A gathering.

My little hands is how I paint. For I have no coordination to hold anything. I smiled as I felt the paint on my hands because they are my eyes because I cannot see. SCN8A has also taken that from me. Please enjoy my mark because it was made with love. A little boy named Liam and mommy’s helping hands.

Liam Kooistra

Exhibit 10

My little hands

My little hands is how I paint. For I have no coordination to hold anything. I smiled as I felt the paint on my hands because they are my eyes because I cannot see. SCN8A has also taken that from me. Please enjoy my mark because it was made with love. A little boy named Liam and mommy’s helping hands.

Lily created this artwork with her eyes using a Tobi eyegaze device. She loves bright colors and of course the color purple for Epilepsy. Since spasticity in her arms and hands has caused her to lose function in them, it is wonderful that she now can still make her voice heard using her eyes!

Lily Varner

Exhibit 50

Beauty is in the EYE of the Beholder

Lily created this artwork with her eyes using a Tobi eyegaze device. She loves bright colors and of course the color purple for Epilepsy. Since spasticity in her arms and hands has caused her to lose function in them, it is wonderful that she now can still make her voice heard using her eyes!

The beach is my favorite place to be. I love to surf and play in the sand.

Lucas Uliasz

Exhibit 05

The Beach

The beach is my favorite place to be. I love to surf and play in the sand.

Peto loves to create art of all forms.

Peto Bejarano 1

Exhibit 02

Fun

Peto loves to create art of all forms.

Peto loves to create artwork that represents his family.

Peto Bejarano 2

Exhibit 03

Family

Peto loves to create artwork that represents his family.

Peto loves to use bright colors in his artwork.

Peto Bejarano 3

Exhibit 04

Colors

Peto loves to use bright colors in his artwork.

Peto loves colorful art that utilize various textures.

Peto Bejarano 4

Exhibit 46

Dot fun

Peto loves colorful art that utilize various textures.

Robert loves all things animals. He loves learning animal facts. His favorite color is blue. So here is his Blue Heron he painted the other day

Robert Hinton

Exhibit 01

Blue Heron

Robert loves all things animals. He loves learning animal facts. His favorite color is blue. So here is his Blue Heron he painted the other day

Husker is a character from the adult cartoon called hazbin hotel. This show inspired his latest cosplay outfit which was a piece of art in itself. The drawings are usually the starting point of deciding on his next cosplay outfit. This art took five days to make. Art is a challenge for Xave as he has continuous seizures that cause tremors in his hands, this is the reason he chooses digital art as an error caused by the tremors can be erased.

Xavier O'Connell

Exhibit 47

Husker

Husker is a character from the adult cartoon called hazbin hotel. This show inspired his latest cosplay outfit which was a piece of art in itself. The drawings are usually the starting point of deciding on his next cosplay outfit. This art took five days to make. Art is a challenge for Xave as he has continuous seizures that cause tremors in his hands, this is the reason he chooses digital art as an error caused by the tremors can be erased.

Holiday humour and my morning routine! Got some super fresh komatsuna (Leafy green vegetable) from the neighborhood farmer! 
And 100 seconds  → Heard the sound of the river I love → Even though I was on a swing, I forgot to take a picture 
I made an omelette for my sister after returning home...
Ran out of supplies so shopping at seven pm (alone)
It took two hours to make a delicious omurice with sauce marks.

Yuna Tanaka

Exhibit 49

Omurice with sauce marks

Holiday humour and my morning routine! Got some super fresh komatsuna (Leafy green vegetable) from the neighborhood farmer!
And 100 seconds → Heard the sound of the river I love → Even though I was on a swing, I forgot to take a picture
I made an omelette for my sister after returning home...
Ran out of supplies so shopping at seven pm (alone)
It took two hours to make a delicious omurice with sauce marks.

Emma

Exhibit 25

Emma

Exhibit 30

Eric

Exhibit 35

Harper

Exhibit 44

Jaxon Dixon 2

Exhibit 27

Kayla

Exhibit 32

Liam 2

Exhibit 33

Lincoln G

Exhibit 22

Lucas 2

Exhibit 41

Lucas 3

Exhibit 42

Mackenzie

Exhibit 43

Mia 1

Exhibit 24

Mia 2

Exhibit 39

SK

Exhibit 23

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