This Royal Visit was arranged in secrecy for security reasons as some staff were opposed to the idea of royalty visiting Art Asylum unless they came as anonymous celebrities. Most of them prefer to just pop in and paint watercolours. But some staff wanted to have a proper royal visit with some real art. So there were arguments and confusion and visitors like yourself were required to lend a helping hand. Thank you.

Many adults are ashamed about not being able to draw and have a block to learning. Art therapists reassure that not being able to draw is an advantage in art therapy. But inhibitions about taking up a pencil can be quite strong. Even those who can draw often find it helpful play around with shapes and test ideas for design..