Alive art sessions enable older people to unleash their creative side
We provide art supplies such as acrylics, watercolours, pastels and mixed media which are suitable for people of all abilities and enable everyone to take part.
Our art facilitators vary the theme of each session, ensuring that there is something for everyone to enjoy and can tailor the session to the interests and life stories of each participant. All the art equipment is supplied, plus our facilitators bring in objects to draw from life and music to accompany the session.
Content of the sessions can include:
- Painting techniques
- Looking at work by famous artists
- Music and poetry
- Personal projects based on lifestories, the natural world or seasons
It is wonderful to see Mum looking so happy. She always enjoys her art classes and I'm glad she is taking them. Thank you SO much for the interest you take in her and the others - their lives would be less fulfilling without you. Daughter of resident
You came at just the right time. I've been having a bit of a rough time. I've never sat so still in all my life, it makes me feel so relaxed. When I was painting, I didn't know where I was, but not here. It takes you out of yourself. All your worries go. I really have enjoyed this afternoon. Thank you, dear, you've taken my cares away. Resident
We're all so impressed, we don't know how you do it. They are all so serious when they're painting. Everyone who sees your photos of the residents painting, they don't know how you manage it. Deputy Manager, Rosewood House