Supported Learning students in the Community Engagement and Enterprise course at Southwark College, explored their creativity using different techniques and materials to create art piece and set up an exhibition to display their work.
The students work collaboratively, with their teachers to organise and curate the exhibition which included a series of paintings and sculptures created by the students inspired by artwork they have previously seen in museums and galleries in London.
Colourful ceramic pieces, flowerpots and urns were also part of the exhibition, as well as Easter greeting cards produced by the students for their pop-up stall at St John’s Church where they help raise funds to support The Bridge at Waterloo charity.
The exhibition was open to the College’s community and members of various organisations where the students have previously volunteered were also invited.
Fay Kianzad and Elizabeth Parker from Bankside Open Spaces Trust attended the exhibition. Elizabeth said: “The exhibition was interesting, and the artwork produced by the students was of excellent quality, their creativity and talent clearly showed on each piece. I especially enjoyed looking at the drawings of the Hop.”
Jane Button, Principal at Southwark College, said: "We are pleased to see our Supported Learning students' creativity and talent in each artwork presented in the exhibition. Taking part in creative projects allows our learners to build on their skills and explore different forms of expression. I look forward to their next exhibition and hope everyone in the College's community had an opportunity to see and enjoy the exhibition."
Southwark College offers Supported Learning courses to support people with Educational Health Care Plans and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities to gain more independence, improve knowledge and get the guidance and encouragement they need to successfully move into work. Find out more about our courses at southwark.ac.uk/supported-learning