Selected Quotes from evaluation of various workshops within ACE project – Younger participants

What did you like about the workshops?

Younger Adults Drawing Club

“Open and inclusive, made to feel welcome. Very enjoyable experience.”

“A great way to spend a relaxing afternoon in a park! Well done on social distancing too!”

“I love the materials available and the images for inspiration. Walking around the garden beforehand was also therapeutic and inspiring.”

Young People Mosaic and Plant Project

“I like the whole session of this because I learnt about the new plants, how they grow and what comes after growing and mosaics with different materials and what you can make – very interesting and lovely.”

“I liked this because I learnt about the new plants, how they grow and what comes after growing and mosaics with different materials and what you can make – very interesting and lovely.”

“I loved being outside in the sunshine while doing the [sessions] because it made us feel very relaxed. Everyone is really kind and lovely.”

“I really liked learning about the different types of plants in the garden as well as drawing them. I really have learned a lot in such a short space e of time and I think my favourite part of today was drawing the plants! I also loved trying Franco’s delicious food as it is nice to also try the herbs in the garden.”

“I liked when we drew the plants and we got to smell the basil and parsley.”

“I liked that we were drawing many different unique plants.”

“I especially loved the art (the mosaic). And also the mini messages we video-ed.”

“I liked when we finished our mosaics and we said please write back at the end of the postcard video.”

“I really loved the new experience as I hadn’t had an opportunity to do this before! Thanks for everything – I really enjoyed it!”

“I liked that there were different types of mosaic tiles that varied in colour, shape and textures. This allowed much more different outcomes and inspiration. It was also nice since it was much like a jigsaw!”

“I liked doing the mosaic. I like coming here because I like doing the art, it’s relaxing.”

‘It’s an outdoor and indoor activity. They get to do different things, like drawing, colouring, tasting, mosaics and gardening, so there is a variety of activities to engage the children. Friendly staff. Thinking of the safety of the children. Weather permitting, if they could do more things outdoors, that would be good!” (Parent)

“I wish that the sessions could be slightly longer as I really enjoyed them!”