When devising projects for students with special educational needs, particular attention is given to combining elements which encourage sensory exploration through touch, smell, sight and sound. In this way, even if a student cannot see they can take part in a meaningful and productive way and gain a sense of achievement with their work.

 

Art in Education takes particular care to choose appropriate materials and techniques, and paces the workshops according to the varying abilities within each group – understanding that everyone really is ‘special’.

 

Some of the most rewarding of Art in Education’s projects have taken place in special schools – resulting in beautiful individual and collaborative artworks and sculptures.

 

Art in Education recently completed a series of workshops with Cerebral Palsy students from the Richard Cloudsley Special School, London, to create a light responsive hanging sculpture for the new school reception foyer.

 

For further details about these projects please contact Julie Beech.