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Art Breaks is an innovative project that focuses on children and young people with complex needs, alongside their parents, carers and peers. 

Across school holidays and weekends, we offer a series of high-quality creative workshops giving children the opportunity to work in collaboration with a team of skilled professional artists and to experience art as a tool for exploration, communication and self-expression. Our programmes support individuals towards greater communication, self-expression and community integration.  We use personalised approaches to explore the potential of people with complex needs and those that support them.

Art Breaks workshops run during school holidays at our studio in Hastings and other venues in Sussex. We also run four sets of Saturday workshops each year.

“This is the only activity were they are really excited to come. As they can be themselves and create what they like in that moment.”
Parent, April 2022

“B loves the experience, he likes the sensory input. He smiled when we drove up to the door he recognised where we were.”
Parent, April 2022

“A has loved these workshops, they haee been a shining light in a very dark period of transition, change, institutional failure, anxiety, stress and very challenging behaviours – PAW has turned our world around for these last 5 weeks.”
Parent, May 2022

For more information about this project please contact [email protected].