Kylie Fuller | Creative Choices School Holiday Project, Vision 21
The Printhaus have been delivering workshops to Vision 21’s School Holiday project for two years. The project, which is supported by Children in Need, focuses on building social skills and interaction through working with others in a fun and creative environment, for young people with learning needs. Each experience we have had with the Printhaus has been excellent; activities have been adapted to suit the learner’s abilities, varied needs and to challenge creativity. The tutor’s actively encourage and support learners to explore their creativity and achieve professional outcomes through a range of printmaking techniques and processes. Working individually and as a group the young people have explored screen printing, relief and mono-printing, printing with flowers and found objects; creating a variety of pieces including postcards, posters, t-shirts, books and a large fabric wall hanging. Participants were given the opportunity to be involved in the whole printmaking process; preparing screens, using machinery and were encouraged to make decisions regarding content, colour and size. Learners have been made to feel welcome by all, and have thoroughly enjoyed having the opportunity to work in a professional studio, use specialised equipment and work beside skilled and imaginative staff. All participants have enjoyed working in such a creative, fun and friendly environment, I would highly recommend the Printhaus to any organisation or individual who would like to explore and build their artistic knowledge and skills with support provided by highly skilled staff with a can do attitude.
- Kylie Fuller | Creative Choices School Holiday Project, Vision 21