Friday, 30 October 2009

Big Draw Workshop with Art + Power

We set out to use the Learning Revolution funding to run a drawing workshop at the school for the local adult learning group, art + power, who without funding have been unable to run activities for their members for many months.

art + power supports participants who are disabled, Deaf and/or people who face social exclusion to achieve their creative potential by facilitating support from a wide range of groups and individuals.

For the workshop, which was led by the landscape artist Kate Raggett, we explored different ways and materials used to make drawings. Using inspiration from nature and seasonal subjects we experimented with different methods of mark-making, initially working small scale and then really big!

Participants benefited from the opportunity to explore their creativity, they enjoyed making the work and made the most of the instruction from Kate. They also benefited from being able to meet each other were able to chat during the breaks and there was a notable increase in social confidence from all of them by the end of the day.

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