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Talented animator creates art in motion in Worthing

We are loving these amazing six animations created by the talented Sam Harper Holding for Worthing's Creative Waves' Art in Motion project. Sam has used a selection of the children's illustrated characters and worked with other young adults to create a narrative with voice overs and music. As Nadia Chalk of Creative Waves says: It

Art on the Pier

An inspirational start to this week, with the launch of Worthing-based Creative Waves' Art on the Pier project. Over 100 children took part from local schools and charities and it was wonderful to watch them showing off their work to friends and family. The fabulous Bugs were part of the Michael Aldrich Foundation x Drug

Celebrating neurodiverse brains at the University of Brighton

The latest Michael Aldrich Foundation x Drug of Art workshop sought to celebrate neurodiverse minds through art and creativity. Run by PHD student, Chantal Spencer, the workshop was aimed at arts students at the University of Brighton. Explains Chantal : " Neurodivergent people often have to mask their true personalities in order to fit into

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

New Workshops from MAF artist, Eleanor Owens

Great to see the first of these new workshops, from Michael Aldrich Foundation artist, Eleanor Owens (Owens Outdoors) who has worked with us for a number of years. Eleanor will be sharing the therapeutic nature of traditional wood carving in the beautiful workshop space of Steyning based community organisation, In Her Hands. Participants will have

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.