The Kingwood Trust, Reading, UK, 2011 - present
Inspired by Bruno Munari and his tactile workshops in the 1980's Ready-Steady-Make is a series of creative workshops that developed as part of a research project with Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design and the Kingwood Trust that explored sensory preferences for adults with autism. The workshops demonstrates how you can make sensory props from everyday items in the home or high street shops, which are affordable, easy and fun to make.
Ready-Steady-Make illustrates how the interaction with physical objects and different materials can stimulate the imagination and help to improve motor skills, communication and confidence of adults with autism.
'Everything we learn we learn better when it seems to have no particular purpose, when it is pure fun and when we do not merely grasp it with our minds but also with our hands.' Bruno Munari