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Latest Drug of Art workshops explore colours from nature

The latest workshops in The Drug of Art x Michael Aldrich Foundation series encouraged children to explore colours from nature.Facilitated by brilliant art psychotherapist, Clare O'Leary, the workshops were run in partnership with South East Adoption at Worthing Museum.The workshops brought together 16 participants, including ten young people aged 5-16 and 6 adults. Clare guided

Digital story telling workshops at Peacehaven Community School

Peacehaven Community School was the setting for a Drug of Art digital story telling workshop run by MAF trustee, Isobel Creed together with Ross Adamson and MA student, Iris Cabellero Perez. The workshop ran over three days and included story telling exercises with drawing, writing, plasticine and collage and learning about scriptwriting and video editing

Enayball Workshop for the Drug of Art project

Having closely watched the development of their accessible art tools since they were students at the University of Brighton , we were delighted to invite Eli and Pete of Enayball to run a workshop as part of the Drug of Art project. Alison Lapper is an enthusiastic supporter of Enayball, acting as brand ambassador.. Working

MAF – Equality Diversity & Inclusion

New projects often create the opportunity to review and improve established processes. As part of our preparing for the Drug of Art workshops, the Michael Aldrich Foundation (MAF) has set up an Equality Diversity & Inclusion Reference Group to inform our thinking and planning. The Michael Aldrich Foundation (MAF) recently recognised the lack of diversity

More Drug of Art x MAF workshops in Eastbourne

Langney Primary Academy in Eastbourne was the latest venue for our Drug of Art  x Michael Aldrich Foundation workshops. Led by artist and experienced art facilitator Gina Leonard, sixty five students from Year 5 explored abstract art, learning to use view finders and developing their drawing skills in charcoal and chalk pastels along the way.

Drug of Art workshop examines Expression through Abstraction

The next workshop as part of the Drug of Art x Michael Aldrich Foundation collaboration encouraged pupils from St Gregory's Catholic School in Tunbridge Wells to explore expression through abstraction. Led by artist Becky Hancock, the students aged 14 to 17 created charcoal, abstract and expressive drawings, exploring line, shape, adding, taking away and layering.

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  

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