© 2018 by Kate Harr. www.mirandakatephotography.com as 'The Dyslexia Portrait'.

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The Dyslexia Portrait Workshops - confidence building and expression

Delivered by Kate Harr, a dyslexic adult, PTLLS trained and fully DBS checked.Using her experience of dyslexia, and her experience working on the project, Kate will work with your school, college or organisation, to deliver workshops to students that allow them to build confidence in their own skills, and express their difficulties - and creativity - through art and photography. Workshops can be from 2 hours to workshops spread over a few weeks. Kate is an experienced trainer, and has delivered workshops and courses on a variety of subjects from primary to adult age groups.

"The collaboration with Kate was very affirmative. The pupils enjoyed the workshop and the opportunity to talk about the positives and negatives of their dyslexic experiences with other dyslexic pupils in the school.". Ms A Manton, Senco, Hull Collegiate.

Sample workshop outline:

  1. Overview & Aims - Discussion of dyslexia, emphasizing 1 in 10, all experiences different. Aim is to make art that reflects their experience of dyslexia - to exhibit if required. Students are free to write, doodle and draw throughout the workshop! (assists with short-term memory issues and concentration)

  2. What is dyslexia?  - Discussion

  3. Positives & commonality

  4. Aspiration activity (confidence building and long term-vision)

  5. What is art? Introduction to conceptual art vs figurative

  6. Dyslexia representation in art, writing, photography & poetry. Discussion

  7. Activity: Make something that shows your experience of your own dyslexia - various mediums can be offered (motor skill differentiation)

  8. Students can talk about their work – if they want to (no pressure)

  9. Exhibition planning - involvement from students (project planning and managing skills, confidence building)

Click on image for more information. Where indicated, photo credit: Jerome Whittingham @Photomoments for Square Peg at Artlink

Contact me here for workshop price and avaliabilty, and to discuss your requirements. Dyslexia talks also available.

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