Art is something that does'nt come naturally to Senior A. It is quite frustrating for him to spend time cutting and gluing, though, he loves the activity by itself for a change. They involve those fine motor skills, which he had never been interested to do, right from the montessori days. Being a boy, he was naturally inclined towards the non-art works which included sensorial, math, language and large motor activities. But, these are the works of art done at school and the best one is the weaving exercise with yellow and orange strips.
At the PT Consulation, his teacher was very appreciative of the other part of his development namely, art, referring to his much patient work of weaving strips of papers dexterously to make a very neat and attractive mat. She said that she had asked him to hurry up and his tardiness was annoying her. She commented that at the end of it, he had weaved a beautiful mat and she held it high up to show it to the class. These are things that take you by surprises, knowing his nature and abilities well.
Believe it or not, he brought the laminated weaving home and had been holding it and looking whenever he could, occasionally resting it on the coffee table for us to view and also sneaking in time and again to have a peek at it. We could surmise that he enjoyed making it without any help (Remember, he "only took instructions to cut the paper and how to proceed!"..these are his words which i respect) and that, it was HIS own.
Thank God, he has a new dimension for us to refer to.