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Wonder Wac at Wac Arts

Course description

This programme offers performing arts and media courses for young people with learning difficulties. The sessions provide the opportunity for members to develop their skills in various arts and media forms. They work creatively, build confidence and raise self-esteem. The groups work throughout the year on various artwork projects. They also record live music tracks in the recording studio and there is a range of their own compositions available for them to listen to. In this way, young people at Wonder WAC have the opportunity to explore social education issues and develop independent living skills. Although development of skills and process are given top priority, young people are also encouraged to perform live and to record their work and their achievements. Sensory Room We have a state of the art Sensory Room, in-house. This gives our members access to a range of specialist sensory equipment and software that they can use to enhance their ability to communicate and develop creative ideas. Equipped with Soundbeam, Vibrabed and Cyberlink, we use our new sensory room to offer students the chance for one to one support and some individual attention. They also have the opportunity to work with multimedia equipment that is especially designed to be used by people with disabilities. This enables them to experience music in a range of different, less conventional ways and to have some control over the music they make. Through one to one and small group sessions the young people are assisted in developing communication skills and enhancing creativity. They use percussion and acoustic instruments in conjunction with the latest sensory technology like Soundbeam, Vibrabed and Cyberlink. We also provide training for Sensory Licenses for young people so that they can support Wonder WAC students and assist tutors in the delivery of sessions and classes. Who this programme is designed for Wonder WAC is designed especially for young people who have learning difficulties. You may enjoy music or any of the performing arts, you may want to practice your painting, or you may simply want to socialise and have fun. Your tutors All our Wonder WAC tutors are experienced WAC tutors, and several have many years of practical experience. They are experts in their field and also especially trained to work young people who have learning difficulties.

Entry requirements

To join Wonder WAC, you will need to be referred and to fill out an application form.

Further information

For more information on Wonder WAC and our Sensory Room please contact Melanie Ancliff on mel@wac.co.uk or phone 020 7692 5888.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wac Arts directly.

Last updated date: 26 July 2017
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