One of the best things about being a Community Hub is that we get to support other fantastic charities in their work. Three very special art charities use our studio to run classes, bringing art to groups that can struggle to access it. We think the work these charities do is phenomenal and we are honoured to give them a home, so we would love to share their work with you...
Artbox is a registered charity and social enterprise providing opportunities for artists with learning disabilities to create, exhibit and sell their art. They provide opportunities for the artists to learn about art and develop their skills, while exploring their identity as artists. The workshops have a fun and friendly atmosphere, allowing artists to experience the benefits of creating art together. They use a variety of techniques, such as painting and drawing, print-making, sculpture, collage, mixed media and animation.
Their aim is to build a strong and supportive community that brings people together through art. At the workshops, artists can meet other people with learning disabilities, and connect with other people who love art.
For further information about ArtBox please visit their website www.artboxlondon.org
Glorious Backstage Arts
Glorious Backstage Arts provide volunteer placements and work experience opportunities for 17 - 25 year old's giving them the chance to get involved in costume design and arts and event management. Making mas at Notting Hill gives them a unique and wonderful way of making it all happen. Projects focus on giving participants an opportunity to develop a useful range of transferable and specialist skills. The team works hard to encourage and provide a platform for those who want to develop their careers along with those who just want to get involved and participate in the parades and events organised.
For further information about Glorious Back Stage Arts please visit their website www.gba-carnival.com
The New Art Studio
The New Art Studio provides therapeutic art workshops for refugees and asylum seekers. Their clients come from Uganda, China, Turkey, Democratic Republic of Congo, Russia, Bangladesh, Iran and Afghanistan and have survived war, torture, trafficking and political violence. Working with the Helen Bamber Foundation they provide a space where art making is used to overcome trauma. Their clients experiences demonstrate how art can help to overcome even the worst acts of human cruelty. Making art gives members a chance to move away from significant trauma and find hope for their future.
The New Art Studio is run by two art psychotherapists who are highly experienced at working with trauma and the use of art as an aid to psychological recovery.
For further information about New Art Studio please visit their website
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