HRH The Duchess of Edinburgh visited Artventure Trust. The Duchess met the staff and volunteers of the charity and spent time with the learning disabled participants, before joining in with an art activity creating a plaster relief using nature’s treasures and a clay mound.
The Duchess then visited the currently running exhibition in the studio that displays more than a hundred artworks all created by learning disabled artists. The exhibition is part of Surrey Artists’ Open Studios, a Surrey wide art event where local artists open the door of their studios to the general public.
Artventure participants presented a collaborative piece to HRH – an impressive canvas with the portrait of the late Queen Elizabeth II in a pop art style, they created earlier.
The recognition and the opportunity to meet HRH was an inspiration for the participants and the staff was proud to find that HRH appreciated their work and efforts.