Did you know that 3D Printing is a revolutionary and innovative way to impact the lives of people with developmental disabilities? By using technology, 3D printers have the versatility to produce a number of adaptive art tools that are designed to help people with fine motor difficulties both inside and outside the arts studio.
Santa Barbara Art Works studio-gallery, part of the UCP WORK, Inc. family of services, does not currently own 3D printers. Its staff are using crude adaptive art tools for the resident artists that are not effective in creating independence. For example, Joe in the photo above, an artist with cerebral palsy, currently uses a paintbrush attached to a mouthpiece to paint, and he needs consistent support. By utilitzing 3D printer technology, Joe would be given the gift of a custom-designed hand-held adaptive art tool to further develop his creativity and fulfill his desire for independence.
Will you please support the resident artists at Santa Barbara Art Works with a tax-deductible contribution 100% of your donation goes towards securing 3D Printer equipment, training, and printer supplies.
Santa Barbara Art Works mission is encouraging creativity and professional growth for aspiring artists with disabilities. For more information about the studio-gallery, please visit sbartworks.org.
Please contact our Marketing Manager with any questions regarding your contribution and/or sponsorship benefits by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
UCP/WORK, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Federal Tax ID: 95-2598337.
Photos courtesy of Washington Reid Gallery.