Another wonderful art session! With a huge thank you to Daler-Rowney who have given us fantastic supplies of great art and crafts materials that we can use for art clubs with adults and children. We will be sharing these with local asylum seekers who are artists and at our art sessions for asylum seekers.
Here is what we heard from some of the participants about the therapeutic importance of art:
"Art is important to me because it makes me forget all the problems and all the stress we have, in those painting hours we feel very good and filled with hope for life, we forget all our things, thank you for giving us this course, no matter how little we feel good, thank you ... I hope you will continue this course.”
“My mind is free when I participate in this meeting and I don't think about anything else, we have very bad conditions and our whole life has become stressed. We are worried that we will get depressed and by coming to these classes, we will feel better and calm down a little”. Thank you so much to everyone involved!
You can see more from Daler-Rowney's own blog post at https://www.daler-rowney.com/discover/news/herts-welcomes-refugees-x-daler-rowney