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WASLER ARTS CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
We hope you’re safe and well and coping with the current Covid 19 social restrictions. It’s a challenging time with lots of us facing uncertainty around jobs, incomes and concern for our loved ones, and with many of us having to self-isolate. Although we are unable to deliver workshops in person at the moment we can still stay connected online. We’ve compiled a list of links to interesting art-related material (including activities for kids) as well as some relaxation, exercise and support related content.
Many of the museums and galleries offer great ideas and activities for kids, for those of you who have children and are now full time entertainers and educators!
There’s lots of interesting stuff to read, listen to, watch and try yourselves if you have time and feel like getting creative and finding out bit more about the arts. We'll keep updating the list of resources so keep checking back.
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ABOUT WASLER ARTS
We offer art workshops primarily for women who are or have been supported by Women’s Aid South Lanarkshire and East Renfrewshire, a Domestic Abuse Charity in Scotland. We have also run workshops with the children and young persons supported by CEDAR and WASLER.
Workshops are facilitated by artists who offer guidance and expertise on a variety of art making processes such as drawing, painting, collage, printmaking, textiles, ceramics and sound. And have been both self-directed in approach, suiting a drop in style arrangement along with workshops that are more project based, where art works are developed over a number of weeks. Both structures offer an introduction to and engagement with Women’s and Feminist Art and Socially Engaged Arts Practices that seek to address social, economic and political issues affecting women and girls and other minority groups.
Testimonial from past participants:
“The art group is a safe and supportive space that gives us a creative outlet to explore and express our feelings. Where we can challenge and reflect on our own ideas and biases through discussion with each other and through engaging with feminist and women’s art that addresses issues affecting women and girls. It helps us to rebuild the confidence that Domestic Abuse stripped us of by developing and nurturing our talents and by using our experiences to speak out against injustice and abuse.”
"Participation in the group has been brilliant. For the first time in 10 months I've had a break from me. Something different to occupy my mind and thoughts. Feeling normal again. Very satisfying and hugely beneficial to my sense of well being.
Past groups have participated in large scale public events such as Processions, Edinburgh 2018 and in public events supporting global campaigns such as the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.
Please see Gallery for past works.