John is a very talented artist, and has been drawing since he was a child. The image above is of the main room in The Whitechapel Centre, described by John as "a doodle" while he was waiting for an appointment with our team. The image was created using art applications on one of the centre's computers, available for our service users to use through the day. John has learnt to use his artistic skills to divert his attention, and in his own words "keep motivated, keep calm". He fills his days with creative activities at the centre and in particular has enjoyed learning new digital photography skills.
John wants to use his artistic skills to help him get his life back on track. When he left prison he planned to continue his study of Art, after gaining a level one City and Guilds whilst serving his time. John has secured a place at a local college, and is currently studying for his level two City and Guilds. His ambition now is to build his skills further, use his new qualifications to get a job and hopefully, support the work of The Whitechapel Centre through volunteering.
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