Creative consultation designed for Stockport Advocacy and the Learning Disability Resource Centre in Offerton.
This project combined artistic activities and the enhancing of an environment in order to carry out a fun yet serious creative consultation for adults with learning difficulties/disabilities and their families.
I worked with Stockport Advocacy an independent, not-for-profit organisation set up to provide advocacy support for adults over 16 with learning difficulties / disabilities who live within the Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council area.
I also worked closely with artist Penny Alexander coming up with ideas for the week and preparing materials for various art projects.
We created a very colourful & fun working environment.
A marquee tent was dressed with beautiful fabrics and filled with comfortable seating, customised cushions and twinkly lights depicting a 'home sweet home ' theme.
We hung hand painted clothes on washing lines giving a friendly neighbourhood atmosphere to the space.
We provided large creative work stations and had lots of fresh new art supplies.
I designed a pack to help people consult with the adults with learning disabilities using a pictoral collaging technique.
Along with filling out the important consultation packs, visitors were also invited to create art on a blank bunting triangle with fabric pens.This bunting was all going to be displayed on the open day planned for the end of the week.
So as the week progressed the room was decorated by the attendee's promoting ownership of the space through group activities a shared experience of enhancing this temporary neighbourhood.
We stayed in the room all week so the adult's who use the LDRC were free to pop in and out to do various art activities, have a cup of tea or just hang out in the space painting, drawing,sculpting and contributing individual images to be part of a large collaborative mural.