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Arts + Crafts Group (learning disability) - Artlink

Join others to take part in workshops and visits to galleries, concerts and exhibitions.

Artlink supports adults with learning disabilities in Midlothian. They run a number of free short term workshops and concerts. Their programmes allow people to participate, inform and develop activity which reflects their unique interests and circumstances.

Their programmes support the individual to contribute to their community as well as take part in developmental activity which responds to and looks for solutions to the everyday situations they face.

They also manage the Glasshouses at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital as a resource for the whole hospital community and uses it as a base to run a varied programme of creative and gardening workshops and events in the Glasshouses, on wards and out in the grounds.“You have got your own space to do a good picture and be around people.”

They often work with staff and patients creating art work for events like the annual summer fete, growing month, picnics and festive parties. They also help wards and departments to make changes to their environment while learning new skills like growing plants for a patio or printing textiles for cushions and screens.“Its good to have a varied programme of activities, there is always something on that will appeal to people with different interests.”

If you are interested in taking part in any of their workshops contact them to discuss your ideas. They are always keen to speak to new people but you will need to register with them before attending any workshops!

Upcoming workshops:

Make Your Own Club Night: The Workshops

The workshops will work towards making your own club night in the summer of 2016. Each workshop is different. Choose to take part in a workshop to either make costumes, props, music, create a performance or even design the dance moves for your own one off club night! It will be magical. You will work alongside professional artists and the fun will begin.

These workshops are open to adults and young adults with learning disability who love making, designing, performing or drawing, all you need to be is interested; they will teach you the rest. Each workshop has a set number of places available to give you more time with the artist. They will aim to give you as many workshops as they can, and prioritise you for workshops that particularly interest you.

Support in the workshops will be provided by an Epilepsy Scotland Worker (a registered care provider who work with people with learning disability with or without epilepsy).

How much will it cost? Free, but you will need to arrange your own transport to and from the workshop.

with new materials. 5 places available




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