Tammy Halsall has a track record of supporting arts programmes on the Isle of Sheppey. Having Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Asperger’s Syndrome has provided life challenges for Tammy but her creative flair and ability to turn recycling into working pieces of art is remarkable. She also appreciates that people with ADHD may work in a different way to others and, at times, may need more support than usual.
Tammy and ADHD Sheppey work closely with Sheppey Matters, a local charity who are fortunate to have an Arts Award Best Practice Centre Mentor under their remit.
Tammy will work with the young people, focussing on their strengths and guiding them to create pieces of art from recycling which will also help to portray their thoughts and feelings.
The project will focus on using regular, every day materials which can be upcycled and turned into pieces of art and useful items which can be utilised in the home and garden.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) manifests in many different ways. It doesn’t discriminate. Some people may be an extrovert or introvert. It is a diverse disability as there are many co-occurring difficulties which may accompany it. This project would concentrate on what ADHD means to the individual; how they portray their creativity into the items they create.
Many people with ADHD are creative. They are kinaesthetic people who use their senses to interact with the world more than others. This type of project fire the imagination as there are no limits to what can be created.