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ArtBlast for Young People in Andover

CAS, the ‘Bus of Many Things’ and Kezia Hoffman can be found at Smannell road skatepark in Andover running ‘drop in’ art sessions for young people aged 11 plus every Wednesday and Thursday for the next 3 weeks. The first of these Artblasts took place on Wednesday 4th August.

Kezia Hoffman is an experienced artist and is running a series of 3 x 2 day blocks of fun, energetic and accessible creative activities, reflecting the skills and interests of the participants. The experienced street artists will bring all the equipment needed, along with ‘The bus of Many Things’ to run participant-led sessions, teaching graffiti techniques on large boards, for all experience levels in preparation for an exhibition showcasing the work at the end of the project.

As a town, Andover faces some real challenges, both economically and socially, but it is also a vibrant community and involving the skateboarding community is a great way of reaching those who may not otherwise have opportunities to explore visual arts and creativity.

CAS’ Education and Creative Director, David Dixon says: ‘At CAS we always aim to be inclusive, educate and reach new audiences – what better way than by engaging Andover’s skateboarding enthusiasts and encouraging young people to get creative and rediscover summer in their community after so many cancelled activities in the past 18 months. ’

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