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ArtLab: The Archipelago at Earlsmead Primary School

Children at Earlsmead Primary School, Tottenham took part in Saturday workshops that follow the model of Iniva Creative Learning’s integrated art and art therapy programme: ArtLab. The workshops focused on supporting a small group of children in developing their emotional and relational skills whilst providing space for individual creativity. Increasing confidence and broadening horizons were central to the workshop goals and the children were introduced to a wide range of art and artists.

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, a safe, non-judgmental space was created for the children to voice their feelings and learn new skills by working together. An exhibition of their exciting work runs from 9 May – 4 June at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre, N15 4RX.

Many thanks to the dedicated staff at Earlsmead Primary School. The workshops are made possible by the generous support of BBC Children in Need.