Working with adults with learning disabilities

At 10am on Thursday mornings – Taking Time to Look and Draw

In the afternoon it’s BUDS Re:Connect, this term the theme is What will you send in the post?’

See below for more information.

Next Steps: Taking time to look and draw

picture showing a man with a mask on working on a colourful drawing while Claire, who leads the course looks at it.


This course follows on from our ‘First Steps: Taking time to look and draw’. We will continue to work in an environment that encourages quiet concentration. The sessions will build on our skills. We will be looking carefully at objects and images to observe shape and line.

Participants choose what they want to draw, it can be an object, a landscape or an interior. We will learn to make interesting backgrounds using collage and how to draw with a variety of drawing tools.

To showcase our work at the end of the course, we will work calmly and slowly to make a zine.

Thursday mornings 10 – 12-15

Venue – Langworthy Cornerstone.

Sessions are free to Salford residents and everyone is welcome!

Contact DIY on to find out more and book your place.

Our thanks to Community Learning at Salford City College for their support for this work.
logo of Community Learning at Salford City College

BUDS – Let’s Re: Connect!

photo taken of the BUDS group in June '22. We can see people sitting in a group, Lynne is holding a cup and laughing.


DIY BUDS sessions continue with our Re: Connect project exploring friendship, community and environment.

Thursday afternoons 1–3pm. We are exploring Friendship and Environment.

During these very challenging times we all need to re-connect with others in a safe, supportive space. This is why DIY BUDS are working on a project called ‘Re: Connect’. The project is enabling people with learning disabilities to re-engage with each-other in a gentle, supportive setting and explores themes of friendship and of Adam posting a letter into a huge red post box.

We are looking at how we connect using the post

This term we are working with Georgia and Phil to explore the theme of “post”.
What will you send in the post?
  • A letter?
  • A card?
  • A Parcel?
What are you looking forward to receiving in the post?
  • A postcard?
  • A present?


DIY Buds logo showing lots of stick people in a circle

Why don’t you come along to our BUD’s sessions?

Share your ideas and join in the fun!

Thursday afternoons 1–3pm.

Venue – Langworthy Cornerstone.

Everyone is welcome to come along and give DIY BUDS a try. You can join in some drama games, meet new people, have fun and learn new skills!

Contact DIY on to find out more and book your place.





The National Lottery Community Fund logo

Our thanks to the National Lottery Community Fund for their support for this work through their Awards for All programme.

DIY run a range of projects and workshops with adults with learning disabilities which usually change each term. Please sign up to our Newsletter to keep up to date with what’s on offer.
We are always keen to work in partnership with other organisations, so please contact us if you would like to discuss possible collaborations or projects.