…OPEN DAY…OPEN DAY…OPEN DAY…
Wednesday 30th March 2016
10am to 6pm
11th Floor Wembley Point
1 Harrow Rd, Wembley, Middlesex, HA9 6DE.
Each set of workshops will focus on a specific traditional creative heritage skill, so just pick which you feel would suit you the most from:
Sewing & Tailoring
Painting & Drawing
Start Date: From 4th April 2016
Course Duration: 4 hours per day for 12 weeks
Course Times: To be confirmed
Course Cost: Free
Funded by the Arts Council, Vivas Pro is running innovative new arts and crafts workshops for those who are disabled, Deaf, or those who have experienced physical, mental or emotional trauma.
The aim of each workshop is to:
• Teach the skills needed in different heritage arts and crafts
• Allow those attending to develop a new personal or professional skill
• Enable people to revisit a forgotten skill
• Encourage individuals to gain wider social and personal skills.
• Provide a unique access opportunity;
– a project for disabled people taught by disabled tutors
– with free equipment and materials
Through the workshops the project coordinators will also be identifying the differing needs of those attending, helping you work out the next steps in your lives to enable them to flourish.
We have some fantastic tutors lined up to deliver the various workshops. Each of them have many years’ experience, building up a wealth of knowledge and skills in their individual fields and as they all have disabilities are fantastic role models. For example:
The sewing and tailoring tutor has many years’ experience in these techniques. She will be sharing her expertise by devising and delivering the teaching for these areas of the workshops.
The leather work tutor is a longstanding leather artist. After studying at the London College of Fashion he started to create custom-made leather bags and launched his own business selling his creations.
The drawing and painting tutor is an experienced artist. She mainly works with pencils and paints and will be sharing various techniques to give you a wide range of art skills throughout these workshops.
Workshops are open to anyone interested in learning these skills but are specially designed to encourage those who are disabled, Deaf or those who have experience physical, mental or emotional trauma.
If you want to develop a new skill, revisit a skill that you have forgotten or if you would simply like to meet some new people, then get in touch and we would love to see you.