Exploring a wide variety of creative arts and interests

  • Drawing and painting
  • Mosaics
  • Photography
  • Pottery
  • Wood crafts
  • Paper and card making
  • Jewellery
  • Screen printing

* and many others

People with disabilities are often extremely creative people… particularly when given support, guidance and the opportunity to channel their creative energies. For people with autism, elevated anxiety and similar challenges, creative outlets are often very soothing at the same time as building a sense of achievement

All Compass centres provide multiple outlets for the creative energies of the young people who attend. There is also a special Farm Art Programme AND the Earth & Wood enterprise dedicated to exploring creative skill development via a range of media. In addition to the above arts, trainees also engage in sculpting, furniture restoration, landscaping, community gardens, dried arrangements, making bath products, sewing and knitting.

The aim is to establish a creative environment at each centre and supply the necessary resources to tap people’s creative side. The staff at each centre all have different skill sets to share with the trainees and a passion for unlocking their creativity.