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Masterclasses



Workshops


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There are a series of free workshops from which to choose:

1. Workshops led by Alison Lapper

2. Workshops led by our network of artists

3. Workshops in conjunction with the Univeristy of Brighton

4. Workshops which support the Michael Aldrich educational programme.

Brighton based education charity, the Michael Aldrich Foundation (MAF) will be running the workshop and educational programme consistent with the aims of the Drug of Art (DoA) project. Namely, to build confidence, curiousity, creativity, emotional wellbeing and resilience and a lifelong love of learning in children and young people to help them express how they feel through the love of art and making. 

The education programme is based on the ‘Joy of Not Knowing’ philosophy of education and reflects the JONK principles which are:

  • It is impossible to be wrong; there are never any right or wrong answer

  • It is a values led approach in which every persons thoughts, comments and contributions are valued equally. 
  • JONK states that in order to learn something new, we must not know it first, making every person enthusiastic to want to know and to want to find things out. 
  • Finding things out is seen as the beginning of lots more questions. 
  • Every person is an expert of learning and of thinking creatively, critically and philosophically
  • Every person is a lifelong learner; resilient, creative, curious, strategically aware, independent and resourceful.

Creating art is a vitial process and component of a child’s education. Creating art places the child at the centre of individual expression and unlike any other curriculum area, the arts are rooted in freeing the child from an expected answer and thus removing the fear of ‘not knowing’ which then acts as a major contributor to the childs mental health, enthusiasm for learning and wellbeing. 


The workshops and programmes will take place from October 2022 to Summer 2023 and will be held in a number of different settings from schools, community hubs to studios. 


To register your school’s interest to take part in the education programme please contact us here with the subject line as ‘School Interest’.





                                  Take a look at one of Alison’s previous workshops with the MFPA here:



To register your school’s interest to take part in the education programme please contact us here with the subject line as ‘School Interest’.