Archive for the ‘participatory arts’ Category

‘All being Well Art Group’

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
Birds at the Lodge Arboretum Park Derby

Birds at the Lodge Arboretum Park Derby

I’m really enjoying doing Volunteer work helping with the ‘All being Well Art Group’ on the Arboretum Park in Derby. I have helped students develop Poster ideas to Reduce the Stigma of Mental Health Problems, we have made paper birds, we’ve attended Exhibitions such as the QUAD in Derby and The Lake side Gallery in Nottingham and this week we are hoping to have a picnic and draw outside again this time on A3 sheets of Paper, so we can be more expressive.

My Dad has made a lovely job of making me 6x wooden drawing boards for us to use.

‘Art at The HeART’ Erewash

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

As mentioned before I have been lucky this year to have the opportunity to be part of the ”Art at The HeART’ Erewash. I attended 5 free workshops and learned about working with people with Dementia and had the great time shadowing an Artist at  Midway Hospital Ilkeston. I had the chance to run a ‘Drawing for Wellbeing Workshop! Please see Photos…

Arts at The HeART Exhibition

Arts at The HeART ExhibitionMidway Day Hospital "Drawing for Wellbeing workshop'Dot to Dot Drawings

Drawing for Wellbeing Stand

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

I went to an Arts for Health Event at the beginning of June where I met some really interesting people and of course it was great to see some familiar faces too. I officially launched ‘Creative Wellbeing & Artist Workshops’ specialising in “Drawing for Wellbeing-see stand photos I hope you like it! :)

Arts for Health Stand

Arts for Health Stand

 

Arts 4 Health Workshops, Drawing for Wellbeing

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Blimey, It’s the end of May, time has flown by this year like a little blue butterfly.

I have been fluttering like a blue butterfly here there and everywhere for the last couple of Months, thinking, networking, drawing, creating and learning. I’ll explain, on my wish list  I have many things I would like to pursue but one thing at the top of my list  is to do more Arts 4 Health workshops  as I use drawing to de-stress and unwind myself .I would like to help others with want I’ve learnt over the years from my own experiences. So since before Christmas I’ve been helping with a NHS Mental Health All being Well Art Group and I’m enjoying every minute of it. I’ve also attended a Free course  called ‘Art at The HeART’ Erewash to learn how to work with dementia patients and have been shadowed an artist and have gained a lot of experience within this area of participatory arts, besides it’s getting me out the house more as being freelance can be really lonely job sometimes and being creative and encouraging others also helps my creativity too. SO to keep my workshops separate to my commercial work I have created a new strand to my business ‘Creative Wellbeing & Artists Workshops’ with Kate Smith Designs and I’m specialising in ‘Drawing for Wellbeing’. On June the 7th I’m having my first exhibition Stand at an Arts 4 Health Event Caring Creatively Networking Day. As you may guess I’ve been busy creating a new logo and marketing material- I hope you like it?

Creative Wellbeing & Artist Workshops

Creative Wellbeing & Artist Workshops

I’m hoping to blog more to keep you updated with my new Adventure.


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