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Jack Durling Masterclass on paper sculpting

The Drug of Art project features a series of Masterclasses to encourage young people to be creative and develop new skills and techniques. MAF artist, Jack Durling has filmed a brilliant Masterclass explaining how to make a paper sculpture of one of his iconic penguins, using newspaper and masking tape. Check it out HERE  

MAF Values Inclusivity, Sustainability, Creativity & Partnership

It is important to us that the work of the Michael Aldrich Foundation reflects our charity's values and ethos. The Michael Aldrich Foundation is closely aligned with its constitutional partner, the University of Brighton. Its board is made up of a combination of trustees from the University and independent trustees. As such, our values seek

Abstract Art at Eastbourne’s Drug of Art Workshops

Abstract art was the topic for Year 5 children from Bourne Primary School in Eastbourne at the recent Drug of Art x Michael Aldrich Foundation workshops. Experienced art facilitator and artist, Gina Leonard worked with 65 children to produce their own unique works of abstract art. As part of the process, the children learned how

Drug of Art x MAF workshops explore surrealism

The next workshops as part of the Drug of Art x Michael Aldrich Foundation collaboration focussed on surrealism, and more particularly, the work of Joan Miró. The brilliant Seb Dewing of Artroom Brighton, who led the workshop for Year 5 pupils of St Martin's Primary, Brighton explains the process : Pupils were told about surrealism

First workshops for the MAF x Drug of Art collab

Just before Christmas, we held the first workshops for the Michael Aldrich Foundation x Drug of Art collaboration. Led by the inspirational Nadia Chalk of Worthing's Creative Waves, children aged 7-11 from Chesswood Primary School were challenged to get creative: designing and cutting shapes out of adhesive vinyl to make stencils. designing, cutting and drawing

Drug of Art launches children’s art competition for Children’s Mental Health Week

Today The Drug of Art launches an exciting art competition to coincide with Children’s Mental Health Week. This is an extraordinary opportunity for young people under 25 to win a chance to have their own art exhibited alongside the work of artists Alison Lapper, Marc Quinn and Rankin, with the aim of demonstrating the power art

Cass Art support MAF x Drug of Art workshops

We are really excited to announce that Cass Art, the UK’s leading art supplies retailer, have come on board to help us with art materials for our Drug of Art x Michael Aldrich Foundation workshops. With the generous support from Cass Art we will be able to reach more young people and help support their

Why creativity is important to education – Drug of Art

We have had a fantastic response to our Drug of Art Crowdfunder and are close to reaching our first target of £50,000. As we go for the final push, I wanted to share this lovely true story told to me by one of our team members which I think perfectly illustrates the power of creativity

Drug of Art – mental health and art project

I am really excited to announce a new project which the Michael Aldrich Foundation is launching. We are working with artist and University of Brighton alumna Alison Lapper and Victoria Holden, an independent producer from Chalk Productions on The Drug of Art which aims to improve mental health in young people through making art. Building on our