A busy department offering a variety of art and craft work, including sewing, knitting, quilting, knitting making bags, cushions and bead work. Some students also enjoy sequin art, engraving, card making as well as drawing, printing and other canvas-based projects.
The Art and Craft department is well loved by many students who produce some amazing work. There is always a feeling of calm and relaxation in this creative department. Each student has the choice of working on an individual piece of work or to be part of a group project.
Students also get involved in big projects for special occasions, such as: Christmas, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day and any special events held on the farm.
All students are encouraged to work towards independence in whatever project they are doing. Some students like to help others around them who are less able than themselves. The therapeutic value of the creative art work is of great value to all our students. This is especially evident in those students who are unable or find it difficult to express their feelings verbally.
The atmosphere of quiet contentment in the Arts & Crafts department reflects the student’s pleasure in their work. There are usually between 8-10 students plus 2-3 staff during any 2-hour session. Whatever work a student is doing, they are experiencing working closely with others. Some students enjoy this, it helps with communication and social skills, while others prefer a little space of their own.
Want to attend our Daily Centre? Contact us on: 01227 478564 or email us. We will book a visit for you to have a walk around the farm and show you our wonderful site.