About the Group
The Art Group provides the opportunity to bring people together for creative expression in an informal and safe environment. It offers the chance for a mindful break from the day’s worries and can help to reduce stress.
Each hour and a half session will explore an artistic medium and an abstract theme which can act as guidance to start off the creative process.
Attendees will be encouraged to view the chosen theme through their own personal lens, brainstorming ideas and searching for ways to best depict their vision. Gabriele will share knowledge and tips on how to work with the different mediums and materials. The materials to use are for guidance only and the attendees can always work in their preferred medium and explore it in their own way.
Join our online Art Group taking place every Wednesday from 25th October - 20th December from 5pm - 6.30pm.
Target Audience: Autistic people and their families in Scotland, all ages and abilities welcome!
This group is open to all ages, however if your child is under the age of 18, they must be registered using a parent/guardian's email address. Children under the age of 16 should have an adult present during the session.
Gabriele Gikyte-Cikarda is a Support Worker in Outreach East Lothian and an independent artist from Lithuania. She finished her studies in the Vilnius Academy of Arts where she studied fine art and printmaking. Gabriele also studied Art Psychotherapy here in Scotland and has fundamental knowledge of photography, and is interested in a broad variety of art forms. A big part of Gabriele’s academic life was working with the general public via conducting educational art workshops in schools, festivals and fairs. This gave her valuable experience of working with various groups of people by helping them to fulfil their artistic needs in a safe environment. Even though she mostly works in traditional media, Gabriele encourages experimentation and exploration through all art.
Gabriele has been running and facilitating a Virtual Art Club in East Lothian since April 2020, as well as providing staff and supported individuals with hand drawn colouring sheets for the sessions.
How to book
This is Block 11 of the Online Art Group
Time: 5pm to 6.30pm
Date: 22nd November 2023
Please note when you register for the group you have the option to book all sessions in the block, alternatively you can pick and choose which sessions you would like to attend.
Maximum number of 15 places.
View the weekly themes here
Please email any queries to firstname.lastname@example.org