Published 18.05.2022
by Kids’ Own

Creative workshops

Creative workshops with Down Syndrome Ireland

We were delighted to facilitate some creative workshops with young people who are active with Down Syndrome Sligo, Mayo and Leitrim this May.

We had a great time and participants had a lot of expressive fun! Individual children and their families worked alongside two professional artists Sarah Ellen Lundy and Alex MacNaughton to explore how to nurture mental wellbeing and positive self-image through creative activity. Gathering all the work created over the sessions, the final publication will promote the importance of all children having a voice and means of exploring their mental wellbeing.

We would like to thank all the young people and families that took part and Down Syndrome Sligo, Down Syndrome Mayo and Down Syndrome Leitrim for their support.

This project was kindly funded by Bank of Ireland Begin Together Fund.

Participant creating footprints with paint in Down Syndrome Ireland workshop
Participant putting paint on a plant in Down Syndrome Ireland workshop
Characters created by participants at Down Syndrome Ireland workshop