Art (&craft) for Autistic/ADHD Girls

Art with an Art tutor & SEND support

Your mentors

The Neurodiversity Family Hub

Marine Bernier-Harrington

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Location address: London, SE1 1QP
Chosen age group:

Ages: 10 - 18 years

Available tickets:
Next date: None - Register your interest
What we'll do
With SPARGS Art Step into a world of creativity and inclusivity at our specially crafted Art (& craft) workshop designed for autistic girls or girls with ADHD. Led by a skilled art tutor, accompanied by the expertise of a SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) specialist, this workshop is a safe and welcoming space where every participant can express themselves freely. Recognizing the diverse needs of the participants, a designated "Comfy Corner" is set up for those who may need a break or some quiet time. Soft cushions and sensory-friendly items create a calming space for self-regulation. For the first workshop on 27th Jan we will explore artist Sir Gromley DBE RA who is British Sculptor and get inspired by his work! SPARGS stands for: Supporting, Promoting, and Advocating Remarkable Girls on the Spectrum (Autism, ADHD)
About your mentors
The Neurodiversity Family Hub
Facilitate, Advocate, Empower Neurodiversity
We accompany neurodiverse people under the age of 18 years old and their supporters to lead happy lives in a caring community. To achieve this, we provide neurodiverse specialised clubs for children & young people. And expert advice, advocacy, and parental groups.
Marine Bernier-Harrington
Co-Founder & Director
Hello, my name is Marine and I am a founder member of The Neurodiversity Family Hub. I am dyslexic and have neurodiverse children. My journey in the realm of neurodiversity began 15 years ago when one of my children, just 2 years old at the time, exhibited distinctive traits that set them apart from neurotypical individuals. Through a relentless seven-year battle within the educational and medical systems, my child received a comprehensive diagnosis, encompassing Autism, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia, Dyslexia, and a severe language disorder. Fuelled by my experience, I embarked on an educational quest, immersing myself in the intricate worlds of Autism and Neurodiversity. My initial educational background includes a Master's Degree in Direct Marketing, and I worked in that field for years until I transitioned to the charity sector. My journey within the field of neurodiversity inspired me to expand my skill set by becoming a certified Transformational Life Coach, specializing in the Person-Centered (Rogerian) approach to accompany Parents of Neurodiverse Children and their children. And I am passionate about making sure Young Neurodiverse people and their families live happy lives in a caring community
Sonay Ozkutayli
SEND Education Law Expert
Hello, my name is Sonay and I am a founder member of The Neurodiversity Family Hub. I worked in mainstream educational settings for over 15 years, I spent the last 5 years of my teaching career as a qualified SENCO and Assistant principal and have a broad and in-depth knowledge of understanding young people and how to work with various diagnoses and conditions for best outcomes. I am also diagnosed with ADHD and have children with Neurodiversity too. This is my expertise and I commit to ensuring young people are provided with every opportunity and experience we can so they feel included, happy, and driven in their own lives!
Marta Kramarczyk
Art Tutor / London Based Designer
London-based Designer Marta Mrugala-Kramarczyk has extended her art and design interest into tutoring and helping others in developing their passion. Her experience as a post graduate of the Academy of Art (MA Interior Design) and founder of All Is Design Studio makes her brim with creativity, of which there is plenty to share.
Dates: 27th Jan, 24th Feb, 23rd March - Each session will be different. Time: 11:30am -1:30pm Where: Once at the Adventure play ground in Mint street, go upstairs on the first floor. Workshops are free, thanks to the funding from Thrive to 25 programme from Southwark Council. We have an open policy for parents: You can leave your child or stay if your child needs you to stay or you just want to enjoy the session with your child. We have SEND specialist support at all time in the room and a comfy corner for those who need a break from art.
Learning aims
Aim 1
Artistic Expression: Participants will have the ability to express themselves creatively through various art mediums and learn to convey their emotions, and ideas.
Aim 2
Sensory Exploration: Participants will go on a sensory exploration through diverse art materials. It always help with learning sensory regulation.
Aim 3
Social Interaction: The workshops provide a supportive environment for social interaction. Girls will practice their social skills through working together in a group.
Pricing information
Ticket nameSPARGS Art
InformationEach session will be different so you can book for the three sessions!
Where we'll be
Mint Street Adventure Playground, Southwark Bridge Road, London, Greater London, SE1 1QP
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Safeguarding Training
First Aid Training
First Aid Kit
Smoke Detector

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Cancellation Policy
Free bookings do not require refunds but as places are limited, please cancel if you cannot attend so that your place can be offered to someone else.

My experience consists of a leisure activity, on a specific date(s), and therefore the 14-day ‘cooling off period’ under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 does not apply.