Workshops on offer for teens

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ANGUS teenagers with learning difficulties are being offered an exciting summer workshop.

Angus Arts is providing a series of workshops through Angus College, called the Butterfly Moon Summer School.

The classes, which run from June 13 to 24, are aimed at developing the creative talents of teenagers with learning disabilities over the age of 16.

Butterfly Moon offers activities for two groups. ‘Dragonflies’ will meet from 10 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. from Monday, June 13, to Friday, June 17, although not on Wednesday, June 15.

In the second week they will meet daily from Monday, June 20, to Friday, June 24, from 1.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.

Participants will explore a wide range of drama and story making methods, before enjoying a variety of art activities- costume, props, puppet making and puppetry, to create a short presentation at the end of the programme.

These sessions will be designed for independent participants and will cost £18 for the two weeks. ‘Butterflies’ will meet daily from Monday, June 20, to Friday, June 24, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

These sessions will explore costume, props, puppet making and other theatre arts, to also arrive at a short presentation at the end of the week.

The Butterflies programme caters for participants with complex needs and appropriate support. This costs £10 for the five sessions.

Maria MacDonell, co-artistic director of Angus Arts and part-time drama lecturer in Angus College supported education, said: “The summer school is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the creativity and freedom of theatre.

“We’ll explore many different ways of creating stories and, using inspiring materials and art activities, we can find dynamic ways of showing our ideas in short dramatic presentations at the end of the project.”

All enquiries and booking can be made by contacting Angus Arts at 01356 670 304, 01356 648 669 or the Angus College Supported Education Course Team on 01241 423647.