Arts Access

The Community Access Service is committed to facilitating pathways to arts practice with people with all abilities. We work with professional artists and facilitators to deliver as range of creative opportunities for people to join in with.

Studio Space

Studio Space is a visual arts space which happens on Monday mornings. Professional artist Cathy Blanchflower facilitates mentorship sessions with people interested in visual arts. Still life drawing, painting, photography – explore ways to develop your unique visual arts voice.

The CAS Performance Troupe

Part of the CAS Day program and Recreation program the CAS Performance Troupe is a rather famous group in the Blackheath Community. This drama group which meets Wednesday and Friday mornings is for people with all abilities. The group participants are aged in their 40’s, 50’s and 60’s, and enjoy immense support from the local community through their performances at mainstream community events, such as Blackheath Day, the Rhododendron festival and International Day of people with a Disability. The CAS performance troupe is directed by Jak, who has a professional arts background.

Wellspring Youth Drama group

In collaboration with Wellspring Movement Based Theatre Wellspring is a youth drama group in Blackheath for people aged 18-35. The group meets on Monday afternoons/evenings exploring experimental approaches to performance making, facilitated by arts professionals – a dance practitioner,  musician and a drama practitioner.  Currently the group is developing a work about life, death and the dreaming in the unconscious.

Beading group

We have a Beading Group which meets fortnightly on Friday mornings that creates necklaces, bracelets and jewellery, which the artists can sell on Etsy- the handmade arts and crafts online portal, or at CAS community event stalls. The group is guided by two wonderful beaders from the local community – Gabrielle and Alison, and one of the talented CAS support staff, Nancy.

If you are aged 18 – 65, live in the local community and have a disability – contact us if you would like to join in with these groups.

Children’s drama

CAS is excited to be partnering to Blue Mountains Drama to provide inclusive drama classes for children with a disability in the lower and upper mountains.

Classes are run by tutors from Blue Mountains Drama and supported by Support Workers. CAS can also provide support for children with a disability to attend mainstream drama classes with Blue Mountains Drama – contact us for more information.

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