Aubergine Cafe: Art Workshops for Autistic Adults

Aubergine Cafe: Art Workshops for Autistic Adults

We’re the Aubergine Cafe and we are delighted to announce that our new online workshop programme, created for autistic adults and by autistic adults, is open for signups!

About our Workshops

We’ve called on the talents and expertise of neurodivergent artists in Wales to bring you a series of 15 exciting new workshop sessions exploring autistic creativity in a wide range of forms including:

  • Beginning and Ending: Poetry for New Writers – 18th November, 25th November
  • Making Mandalas: Drawing for Meditation – 27th November
  • Exploring Abstract Art – 24th November, 1st December, 8th December
  • Write your own Superhero: Creating Characters – 28th November, 5th December
  • Christmas Card Illustrations – 4th December
  • Writing the Self through Pictures: Autobiographical writing and imagery – 11th December
  • Decoupe: Art and Writing for Sensory Seekers – 12th December
  • Making Mobiles: Kinetic Sculpture – 19th December
  • Free Movement for Wellbeing – 5th January, 12th January
  • Introduction to Colour Pencil Drawing – 8th January

Once again we are grateful for the support of the Arts Council of Wales for giving us the opportunity to work with neurodivergent artists in Wales to bring you these workshops uniquely designed for and by the autistic community

The workshops will take place on Zoom and are open to all abilities including complete beginners. They are free to attend but places on each workshop are limited and will be booked on a first come first serve basis.

At the conclusion of the programme in January participants are invited to share their creations at an ‘afterparty’ in which we will have a chance to talk about our experiences and share our discoveries and creations in a relaxed and inclusive environment.

Visit www.auberginecafe.co.uk/workshops for more information and to book your place. Please read the workshop summaries and requirements carefully before signing up.

Aubergine Scratch Night

A Scratch Night is a casual performance, where actors read out new or developing scripts to an audience.

After performances, the writer and the audience get the chance to ask each other questions and talk about the scripts.

If you are a writer, then this is a great way to get some feedback and responses to a brand new script or one that you are still working on.

We are looking for:

  • Scripts that are no more than ten minutes long (This could be the entire piece, or it could be an extract of a longer script).
  • Scripts that have been written by you, an Autistic or Neurodivergent Person.
  • Scripts about ANYTHING!.

More information can be found at https://www.auberginecafe.co.uk/aubergine-scratch-platform

Email scripts to hello@auberginecafe.co.uk and tell us a little about yourself.

About us

The Aubergine Café is the vision of a small team of autistic adults in Cardiff to empower other autistic people through accessible environments and innovative working practices. We implement robust policies of outreach and inclusion, not only with the autistic community, but those groups with whom we also identify, such as LGBTQ+ and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups.

Alongside being a food business, we are also an arts organisation, developing partnerships with local creatives to provide a platform for autistic creative expression, and providing a cultural and social hub for autistic thinkers, performers and creators. We aim to challenge the norm in the arts in Wales to be more inclusive of neurodiverse creators and audiences while documenting the experiences of the autistic community during this unique and unprecedented time in our history

During the COVID-19 pandemic we believe it is more important than ever to maintain strong networks of support for autistic adults by actively engaging with the autistic community and creating opportunities for creative development and social connection

More information about the Aubergine Cafe and our work can be found at www.auberginecafe.co.uk

Find us on social media to see more of what we do.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AubergineCardiff

Twitter: @auberginecafec1

Instagram: @aubergine_cafe

Any questions? Just want to say hi? Email us at hello@auberginecafe.co.uk

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