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Learning Disability Art Exhibition – April 2017

Story added 28th Apr 2017

Two Men by Angela Bailey

Learning Disability Art Exhibition – April 2017

City Lit’s Learning Disability Art Exhibition took place this week on the 3rd and 4th floor of the college’s Keeley Street building.

Work from a number of students on the Art Workshop course was on display. City Lit offer a discrete programme of non-accredited courses for people with learning difficulties and disabilities (LDD) with strengths in visual arts, music and drama. In addition we offer courses which develop independence and advocacy skills, embed literacy and numeracy across all classes with an emphasis on speaking and listening skills and digital literacy. Our aim is to challenge perceptions of what people with learning difficulties can achieve and provide a positive image of what is possible to others.

Our Art Workshop course takes place on Wednesdays. Students in class have time and space to develop their artistic interests and abilities, share ideas with each other and create a portfolio of painting and drawing with a view to exhibiting their work to a wider City Lit audience and beyond. The impact on individuals is enormous, the growth in confidence and self-esteem over the course of the year in a supportive environment.

View the picture gallery below for a selection of student work from the Art Workshop.