Maarag: Israel Art Workshop: Art in the Special Needs Community

Israel Art Workshop: Art in the Special Needs Community

Kfar Vradim, Israel

Maarag

Non-profit organization

1.5 hour
From$8 USDPer person

Maarag is a nonprofit organization and a café-restaurant in Kfar Vradim that hosts workshops for people with special needs and helps them to create art products in an accepting and immersive community.

Tour Highlights

  • Visit a café-restaurant in Kfar Vradim while supporting a community of people with special needs creating incredible art products.
  • Create your own product while simulating a disability, gaining an appreciation for the work done by the special needs community.
  • Meet adults with special needs and see how they create art products like necklaces, serving dishes, and more.

Tour revenue will be invested in raising awareness about and encouraging the acceptance and involvement of people with special needs in the community and workforce.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Sunday-Thursday

  • Start Time

    9 AM

  • Duration

    1.5 hour

  • Good For

    Adults, Children, Families, Youth, People with disabilities

  • Languages

    English, Hebrew

  • Weather

    Tour takes place rain or shine (tour itinerary might be modified in case of inclement weather)

  • Difficulty

    Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)

  • Tour Participants

    15 to 60

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Yes

Tour Description

When you arrive at Maarag, you will be greeted by one of the team members and given an overview of the importance of this beautiful café-restaurant. Immerse yourself in Maarag, and see the equal and daily interaction between people with special needs and the “normative population.” Tour Maarag’s workshops for a little over an hour, and see the many art products that the members create: necklaces, plates, serving dishes, mobiles for babies, and more. These products are sold at regular prices on the market! Then try your hand at creating one of these products while simulating a disability, using large gloves, special glasses, or other tools. Appreciate the work of the members through this immersive experience. Finally, enjoy a light meal in the wonderful café-restaurant.

Tour Start Address

Meron St., Kfar Vradim, Kfar Vradim, Israel

How To Get There

At the entrance to Kfar Vradim, keep straight till roundabout number 9. After about 50 meters you will see Maarag on your left.

More About Maarag

Mission

To offer a social, occupational, and community framework for adults with special needs by creating a community of “reverse involvement,” in which people with special needs are those who “accept” others different from them; and to offer professional training and practice for adults with special needs.

Main Programs

  • Maarag Center tours – visit the different workshops where our members create a variety of art-products, all hand made

  • Workshops led by adults with special needs designed to change the way you think about the phrase "special needs"

  • Maarag café and gallery shop