Quad-City Times The Quad-City Times
| Posted: Tuesday, January 4, 2011 2:00 am
With slow, deliberate movements of her paintbrush, Becca Keim adds strokes of red, blue and yellow to her canvas.
In a room full of other young people, talking, laughing and carrying on around her, the 18-year-old Moline High School student stays quiet as she works.
And she smiles to herself as the painting evolves into a picture of a flower.
"I like to paint," she tells a visitor. "I like drawing shapes."
She likes to draw animals, too, adds Mark Smith, co-founder of the Hand-in-Hand organization in Bettendorf.
That's where Keim and many other teens and young adults with special needs get together once a month to create artwork through a new program called Inspiration Studio.
During classes led by Qua...
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