All students benefit from the therapeutic nature of our art and design sessions and are encouraged to develop their own creative skills. Individual and group work is undertaken, from small paintings to large and complex collages.

Art sessions take place in groups of no more than eight. Instructors encourage students to express themselves and produce individual pieces inspired by their own experiences and ideas. A wide variety of media is available for students to use and experiment with.

Some of the pieces produced are offered for sale in our café or at local craft fairs. All profits are used to purchase materials and fund new projects and, knowing this, students enjoy a purpose to their work.

Our art and design unit also uses trips to galleries, art museums and design exhibitions to expand students’ horizons.