Partner: Fondazione Hopen –  Sector: Health  –  Country: Italy –  Place: Rome –  Year: 2019 –  Project Status: Concluded –  Type: AMI


Painting workshop for young people affected by rare, undiagnosed pathologies.



Improve the psycho-physical well-being of young people affected by rare illnesses and combat their isolation and desolation, seeing as their pathologies are undiagnosed, by offering them an occasion to meet and share. Enable the youth involved to test themselves and their abilities through free artistic and creative expression.


10 youths between the ages of 12 and 27 affected by pathologies characterized by delays in psycho-motor development and, above all, undiagnosed.


The Hopen Foundation, recognizing the importance of artistic expression for psycho-psychical growth and well-being – in particular for people with physical, psychological and motor disabilities – provides young people affected by rare pathologies with a course in painting, with special attention to the correct use of the various instruments and colour combinations to create works of art via mixed painting techniques.

The project aims to create an occasion for social inclusion and, at the same time, an opportunity for creative learning, teaching patients to gradually respond to the abilities required by the various activities and enabling them to express themselves through a new artistic language.

During the lessons, the participants are able to recognize themselves and others within a single shared space in which they can freely express themselves while interacting with others through an artistic and creative language.