Our public programme has been delivering art activities and events in the Creative Cabin for schools, colleges and community groups in need.
**The Cabin is out and about again**. If you would us come to your neighbourhood/community group/school, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have activities planned with Devon Recovery Learning Community, local primary schools, pupil referral units, memory cafes and East Devon AONB amongst others. These are some of the places we visited and activities we took part in last year:
Devon Recovery Learning Community: Art of the Senses - a five week course in partnership with Devon Recovery Learning Community helping those with experience of mental health difficulties, their family and friends, and the professionals who support them. DRLC said, "We are really lucky to be hosted at the Thelma Hulbert Gallery in central Honiton, which has a calm and creative vibe that is a constant source of inspiration.
Apple Day at Littleham Community Orchard - art activities
Taunton Pupil Referral Unit: workshops with education ranger Penny Evans and Double Elephant Print Workshop
Schools: workshops with Millwater Special School, Honiton Community College, Seaton Primary, Payhembury Primary, Honiton Primary, Branscombe Primary and Awliscome Primary
We have had really positive feedback from all of these activities:
From Devon Recovery Learning Community (DRLC) participant. This was the first course DRLC had offered since lockdown which gave the chance for their participants to meet physically. DRLC supports people with experience of mental health difficulties, their family and friends and the professionals who support them."First off, I'd just like to say again how much I enjoyed working with you on the Art of the Senses course. I keep happily revisiting it in my memory. I really felt it made a difference. Just on a personal level it has had an impact. Inspiring stuff."
From one of the teachers at the Taunton Pupil Referral Unit: "I think both you and Penny's interactions with the students was fab, sensitive, interesting, and interested (not an easy task to be approachable in masks and coats). The activities were perfectly linked with one of our art projects, achievable and fun and the artwork produced shows that."