Art groups for people with disabilities and additional needs

Orleans House Gallery runs two art groups for young people and adults with additional needs, Octagon Club and Transitions Art Group.

Octagon Club

Octagon Club is our weekly art club for young people with learning disabilities or additional needs aged 11 to 17.

It takes place on Tuesdays (term time only) from 4 to 6pm in the Coach House at Orleans House Gallery.

We offer budding young artists the opportunity to experiment with exciting materials, work with artists, visit exhibitions and develop their creative confidence and communication skills.

See some examples of the work made by Octagon Club.

How to join

The cost to attend is £5 a week (concessions available). For more information, or if you are interested in joining Octagon Club please contact josie.dick@richmond.gov.uk.

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Transitions Art Group

Transitions Art Group is for young people and adults with disabilities and additional needs aged 18+.

The group meets on Mondays (term time only) from 4 to 6pm in the Coach House at Orleans House Gallery.

In the session participants work with professional artists to develop their arts practice, gain new creative skills and learn how to exhibit and showcase their art work. Sessions are fun, and participants are able to relax and meet new people.

See what Transitions Art Group has been up to recently by visiting our blog.

How to join

The cost to attend is £10 per session, concessions available.

If you would like to attend or refer a young person please contact Kate Kennedy at Orleans House Gallery on 020 8831 6000 or email kate.kennedy@richmond.gov.uk.

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Transitions Art Group product range

Artists from Transitions Art Group were inspired by the theme of transport to create their new ‘Beep Beep! Product Range’. The group worked with Orleans House Gallery artists Ursula Kelly, Jasleen Kaur and Kate Kennedy to create limited edition tote bags, tea towels, cushions and ceramic tiles.

These can purchased in the Orleans House Gallery shop, at pop events or on the Transitions Art Group Etsy shop.

All proceeds raised from the Transitions Art Group Business Enterprise Project will go back to fund the group, providing them with materials and the opportunity to work with visiting artists and to go on trips.

Kindly funded by Normansfield and Richmond Foundation

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Updated: 5 September 2017