Children at Earlsmead Primary School, Tottenham have been taking part in Saturday workshops that follow the model of Iniva Creative Learning’s integrated art and art therapy programme: ArtLab. The workshops focus on supporting a small group of children who are facing difficulties, be it struggling in the classroom or working their way through emotional or social challenges. Increasing confidence, developing emotional learning skills and broadening horizons are central to the workshop goals and the children have been introduced to a wide range of art and artists.
Halfway through the programme, the children have been involved in some great art-making which include designing their own island, creating fantastical costumes, learning about printing techniques and visiting Tate Britain. Through the workshops, an intimate non-judgemental space has been created for children to voice their feelings and learn new skills by working together. The workshops will culminate in an exhibition and celebration.
Many thanks to the dedicated staff at Earlsmead Primary School. The workshops are made possible by the generous support of BBC Children in Need.