Using art to improve wellbeing

Shaun showing off his great artwork

The programme for creative learning at Share has developed significantly over the last year and is looking to get even better. Students in our arts and wellbeing classes have been exploring their creative sides to build confidence, move more, and lose their inhibitions.

Our three step programme covers a range of mediums. Students learn about classical and modern artists to gain an awareness of style and colour palettes. Exploring digital painting on the iPads is a fun and interactive way they can express themselves and helps build their understanding of print and pattern design.

Our students have also been working on textiles, making beautiful tote bags using sewing machines and hand painting on different materials. Recently a focus on upcycling has led to the development of an environmentally friendly fashion range so watch this space!

Some of our most popular sessions involve sensory art. Students are encouraged to freely express themselves without anxiety. The sessions are run experimentally focussing on the interaction between movement and dance. This helps them get moving and inspires creative mark-making.

Sensory art at Share

Art can bring great joy to people and it’s wonderful to see our students grow in confidence. Click on the gallery below to see the breadth of talent on show.

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