The two-year project involves professional artists supporting adults from Croydon, who have learning disabilities to experiment with new media and art techniques in weekly workshops. The intention is that participants evolve artistically, gain confidence and benefit from the positive impact of art on their wellbeing, as well as experience a sense of community within the group.
Participants are encouraged to take on leadership roles and share their knowledge with others in the group.
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