Complex needs and cultural awareness through art

by Michelle Temperley-Laverick in Darlington, England, United Kingdom

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I aim to get specialist areas in complex needs and cultural projects to get recognition in an arts and craft environment

by Michelle Temperley-Laverick in Darlington, England, United Kingdom

I have worked in 4 schools directly to date covering various workshops for primary children. The ideas I have incorporated have been to educate, understand and give an ‘option to all’ perspective for children of all needs considered. I like to design workshops that are not only appropriate to circumstance but make it a fun, enjoyable, as well as a hands on experience for children.

 Since the start of my workshops began working with mainstream students, as a professional artist and designer I wanted to put all my other skills into action, I decided I wanted to be able to work with specialist children as well as mainstream, and after qualifying in art therapy, sensory and specialist teaching and learning in schools (level 3 CACHE complex needs) behaviour management, early year’s trauma, safeguarding and hoist training qualifications this would be to give those children a chance to learn, explore, aid motor skills, memory, enjoy etc. as well as give those who are gifted in arts and craft a chance to excel and be found. 

The cultural element is to get a better understanding to Asian faiths especially Hinduism and create awareness through art and craft. I myself have a great understanding and knowledge of this faith and how background can be a hurdle. I want to be able to express universal understanding and respect regardless of background and interests.

Specialist area need to be better understood and my aim is to bring awareness to the minority, to aid understanding in the majority.

The impact it will have is to be able to help where others have been unable, being trained in both complex needs and cultural areas means i have a great understanding, can provide a good service and tap into other areas and other support that i could bring to communities in these areas.

I am looking to raise the funds to provide my workshops, expand on my business, travel to outside my local area and get involved with other organisations once I become more established and recommended that will help me, the communities involved and other businesses.

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