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The Mentoring Studios enables 7 people to develop their creative practice alongside an Artist Mentor. The project takes place once a week over 36 weeks at our studio base in Hastings.

One of the key differences between learning disabled and non–learning disabled artists of distinction is that the former tend not to have an idea of themselves as ‘artists’ but rather take a pure and wonderfully humble enjoyment of their creativity.

Mentoring Studios enables them to explore their potential as artists. We have created an artist studio setting where 7 individuals, with the support of their family and key people in their lives, can further their learning and take more control over their own trajectory as professional artists. Studio conditions promote further and deeper understanding of:

  • the preparation of materials and use of media such as stretching canvases and the use of different paints
  • their own visual language and how to develop this
  • preparation and installation of exhibitions
  • input into their own on-line gallery
  • the recording, cataloguing and archiving of their work
  • talking/communicating to others about their work

Mentoring Studios is made possible by the generous support of BIG Lottery Reaching Communities Fund.


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