Date: Wednesdays, 19 January - 23 March 2022
Time: 5pm - 6.30pm
Target Audience: Autistic individuals and families from Scotland
The weekly Art Group aims to bring people together for creative expression in a casual and safe environment. A mindful break from the days worries to reduce stress and bring balance during this time.
The art group will be led by a motivated Support Worker Gabriele Gikyte, who has an academic background in art. Each 1.5 hour session will explore an abstract, yet relevant theme which can act as guidance to start off the creative process. Attendees will be encouraged to view the theme through their own personal lens, brainstorming ideas and searching for ways to best depict their vision.
Every technique is welcome, be it drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, textile or any other! The main focus of the Art Group is to allow artists to experience their creative processes with the help and feedback from the facilitator and peers, also just having a good chat with like minded people!
There will be no pressure to finish a task or fulfil a theme on the day or as homework and sharing your work is totally up to you. Gabriele will be able to provide tips and guidance with technical and conceptual questions. In each session attendees may use their favourite mediums or try something new with the help from the facilitator. Creatives are welcome to submit their finished or in progress pieces to our end of project reflective session, even if they do not wish to attend the online sessions!
Keep discussions civil
Do not be afraid to ask questions
Engagement is not compulsory
Join in as many sessions as you like, the more the better!
The sessions will run via Zoom, you will need a computer or device with good Wi-Fi.
Cameras and microphones are preferred but not compulsory.