Our Craft Workshop team attended an Art Riot Collective training day in Coventry. Arts Riot Collective’s mission is to develop a community of Disabled and Neurodivergent Artists and supporters, providing access to high-quality creative practice, connections and cultural spaces.
After a recent workshop/exhibition at the MK Gallery this year, they invited us to visit them. We were so impressed with what they have been doing to find their specialities for each service user.
Art Riot Collective let us experience different painting sessions using various handmade tools for one of their services based on his needs, with varying types of music, learning how sound affects the art and more.
They also showed us some of their service user’s paintings in progress. It was very inspiring!
As a service provider for adults with learning disabilities and autism, we have been moving forward to focus on individual creative projects for each resident in Camphill MK.
Emi, the Craft Workshop coordinator, told us,
“Our Craft Workshop has continued to grow, so the need to focus on a more individual approach to each creative project is vital for each person we support. Attending the Art Riot Collective workshop has really helped us focus on that person-centred approach to art and craft.”