ART THERAPY FOR SICK KIDS

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ART THERAPY FOR SICK KIDS

Chung Dong-hun, 53, a ceramic arts professor at Wonkwang University, is running his annual summer camp for disabled orphans, which started July 31 and runs to Monday.
The camp, sponsored by SK Telecom, is now in its third year and has invited 220 children ages 3 to 7 to attend. The camp uses art to help treat the children’s disabilities.
“Art can help cure the body and even the state of mind,” Mr. Chung said. “For example, if a person with a disabled arm learns to play the drums, he’ll have fun and get exercise at the same time.”
While Mr. Chung was studying at the University of Maryland in 1997, he learned of art’s healing powers. When he came back to Korea in 1999, he persuaded his school to open a department that specialized in art therapy.

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