The Community Outreach Programme has worked with the students of the National Institute for Intellectual Disability for several years, contributing to the Art and Design Module of their Certificate in Contemporary Living.
Frequent trips to the Gallery to discuss and draw paintings have enhanced student’s knowledge of the visual arts and promoted familiarity with the collection. The visits also encouraged participants to navigate public spaces independently.
Practical art sessions in the Institute's classrooms and in the art therapy room of St James' Hospital led to a deeper understanding of artistic processes. Students had the opportunity to use a variety of 2-D and 3-D media including paint, graphite and clay.