Project Art Works

Summer Workshops 2012

Summer Workshops is an innovative project that focuses on children and young people with complex needs, their relationships with parents and other family members and with other non-learning disabled peers. Working alongside professional artists exploring and making art.

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It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 July 2012 to 12:00 AM, 1 August 2012

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1104301)

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  • This is a wonderful opportunity for my daughter who is autistic to interact socially; to make her own decisions; to make ‘huge’ art; and other things.

    — Parent

  • ‘It’s so good for G. to do something productive in the holidays. I never thought he would paint for an hour! Lovely people to work with.’

    — parent

  • ‘L. spent the morning talking about trains and painting trains. L has a huge anxiety about trains. The workshops prompted a major achievement for L.

    — Parent

  • ‘It’s so good for G. to do something productive in the holidays. I never thought he would paint for an hour! Lovely people to work with.’

    — parent

  • ‘L. spent the morning talking about trains and painting trains. L has a huge anxiety about trains. The workshops prompted a major achievement for L.

    — Parent

  • This is a wonderful opportunity for my daughter who is autistic to interact socially; to make her own decisions; to make ‘huge’ art; and other things.

    — Parent

Situation

For children with complex needs, their disadvantage is often compounded during school breaks, which can be extremely isolating and lonely. Families can find it very hard to access appropriate community activities, particularly if they have disabled and non-disabled siblings. Subsequently, during school breaks, children with complex needs may present symptoms of a lack of stimulation and boredom that is beyond their ability to control/overcome.

Solution

Summer Workshops offers a programme of high quality creative workshops to benefit children aged 4-19 with complex needs. We will work with 7 severely learning disabled children per session, accompanied by siblings,families/carers. The children will be given a unique opportunity to work on a 1:1 basis with specialist practicing artists. The difference we make is to create workshops where children with even the most complex disabilities feel they belong, and are able to shape their environment.