The Artventure Trust is a creative day centre for adults with learning difficulties. Founded in 1984, the charity was set up to allow vulnerable people to explore the visual and, on occasions, performing arts in a safe and secure environment.
Working in small groups and giving one to one attention where necessary, our activities are designed to improve self expression, develop potential and encourage a greater awareness of self worth coupled with a real sense of achievement.
Many of our participants live in sheltered accommodation. Coming to Artventure they can meet and make new friends. Their carers and parents can have much needed respite knowing they are being well looked after.
Although our work is aimed at developing social, personal, and practical skills, the overriding target is for our clients to enjoy themselves... and they genuinely do!
Working alongside practising artists and those with a variety of skills and experience, we combine to give a fun and flexible approach to the creative process.
Our sessions include painting, drawing, sculpture, printing, pottery, music, craft work, computer aided design, ceramics and modelling.
Experimentation with a wide spectrum of materials is encouraged to produce unusual and exciting works of art.
Participants create work of real value, some of which is actually sold. However, the true value lies in the enjoyment and satisfaction they derive from their time with us.
Artventure is based in our own modular building, located within the grounds of St Peter's School in Guildford. You'll find a map and contact details here.
Sessions take place every weekday during school term from 9.30am to 2.30pm. We also take part in numerous events and exhibitions throughout the year.
Regular taster workshops are held so those who are not regular attendees can experience what we offer. To arrange a visit or attend a workshop, just give us a call.
Our centre has disabled access and facilities to make all our participants as comfortable as possible.