An arts training course for adults with learning disabilities, Brave Art offers students the chance to enjoy exploring a variety of art forms whilst developing creative and life skills.
Through artist-led sessions, cultural trips and public celebrations of their work, students learn new skills and gain confidence, friendships and wellbeing.
Courses take place one day per week, in Bury St Edmunds, Lowestoft and Ipswich and include advice and guidance on how to progress on to volunteering, work experience and further training. Booking is now open for our courses starting January 2024.
Our artists specialise in working in the community and lending their skills to enable participants to explore and express on their own thoughts, feelings and aspirations.
Our sessions are managed and supported by our brilliant programme leads, Charlie Meyer and Fran Speight. Charlie and Fran have led the programme for 12 years and are experienced empowering learning disabled adults and creating a safe environment for participants to excel and flourish.
Brave Art Utopia Celebration
What inspired this project?
Brave Art is inspired by the need to increase wellbeing for people with learning disabilities, to help them to develop creative and life skills and to increase their connections within their communities.
“I found it really, really exciting and it’s been so, so creative and fun.” Andreas, Brave Art Student
Charlie Meyer, Project Development Officer (she/her)
Fran Speight, Project Development Officer (she/her)
Units 13 & 14
Malt Store Annex
The Cut, 8 New Cut
Telephone: 0784 2531 111