Scoren met kunst (Score with art) is an art project with clients from the drug addiction clinic in Zaandam (clients of the Brijder foundation). The concept was developed in collaboration with Jacomijn Schellevis and commissioned by the Brijder foundation/ Scoren met werk (score with work) in Zaandam. The primary goal was to offer the clients a challenging task that would stimulate and encourage them. This was deliberately programmed next to the Score with work project because the Score with art project touches more on the creativity and individuality of the clients. They could display a part of themselves and were seen and positively noticed. We worked with a group of ‘heavy’ to less heavy addicts and former addicts and the commitment of the group grew from week to week. The project consisted of a number of painting workshops (with an exhibition as the final goal) and a tiles project, in which we made a design together with the participants consisting of 196 paving stones. These tiles were provided with a relief and consisted of different colour schemes. All the tiles were handmade in the project, which sometimes gave it monstrous proportions and demanded the utmost from everyone. The tile picture was donated to the municipality of Zaandam and was placed on the main street Gedemte Gracht, in the heart of Zaandam.
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