“I come to Brave Art because I like the art and exploring different types of art” Emma, Student
What is Brave Art:
An arts training course for people with learning disabilities. Brave Art offers students the chance to enjoy exploring a variety of art forms whilst developing creative and life skills.
Students work alongside professional artists during three 12-week terms each year. Through artist-led sessions, trips to cultural venues and public celebrations of their work, students learn new skills and gain confidence, friendships and wellbeing.
Courses are run in Bury St Edmunds, Lowestoft and Ipswich and focus on a wide variety of art forms including illustration, dance, film-making, photography, music and visual arts.
At the end of each course, students are offered advice and guidance on how to progress on to volunteering, work experience and further training.
Who is Brave Art for:
Brave Art is part of our programme for people with learning disabilities and is specifically for adults with learning disabilities.
When & Where is Brave Art happening:
The annual arts courses usually take place in Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich and Lowestoft. However, following UK Government advice, we have suspended all face-to-face delivery of Brave Art until further notice.
Our projects are currently being delivered to our students directly in their homes.
Year 2 started on Monday 21st September 2020, and consists of three 12-week terms.
Students can choose from two different ways to access Brave Art from home – either using Zoom or by phone and post. We provide resources and regular contact with staff, artists and fellow students to ensure the course continues to be inspiring, creative and social.
Full details of Year 2 can be found below:
For more information, please contact Charlie and Fran on the details below.
Charlie Meyer or Fran Speight on 01986 873 955 or firstname.lastname@example.org
You can see regular updates of what the students have been creating on our Brave Art Facebook page.
Brave Art has been made possible by generous funding from the National Lottery Community Fund.