Artists are taking over the Asylum

At last we are getting some sense around here. A panel of four professional artists led by Isabella Whitworth and including Dr Richard Meyer, Lydia Duncan and Rowena King have been appointed to set up a “creative thinking course” for our students. These will take the form of two two hour sessions each week with the objective of developing techniques to encourage and enable right brain thinking. Watch this space


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