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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 non-learning disabled peers.

Art Breaks is a series of creative workshops that gives children the opportunity to work in collaboration with a team of highly skilled professional artists. They will experience art as a tool for exploration, communication and self-expression. The children and young people that access Art Breaks are at the centre of the project. This personalised approach creates a sense of identity and ownership not only over the work that they make but also the environment they are in.

Art Breaks workshops run during school holidays and are delivered at our studio base in Hastings and regional venues within Sussex. We also run three sets of Saturday workshops each year.

“Art Breaks is so much more than Art in its traditional form. It is about freedom of expression and experiences. It is about inclusion at the highest level, where it has moved on from ‘fitting in’ to ‘joining in’ and a freedom to just ‘be’. “

Parent, July 2020

Art Breaks is made possible by the generous support of a number of funders including ESCC Short Breaks and BBC Children in Need.

Interested in future Art Breaks events? Please join our mailing list Art Breaks Newsletter.

Please contact Patricia to discuss a visit to the studio in Hastings and spaces.

[email protected] / 01424 423555


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