This week has been brilliant with lots of excellent creative work done by Space2Create participants both at sessions and in their own time. It is great to see how individuals can be inspired art and then go away to try out their own ideas at the same time giving them a purpose and focus that helps their well-being.
Anne-Marie from Lakeland Arts Trust ran the WellArt session this week based on our visit to the Patrick Caufield exhibition at Abbot Hall Art Gallery. With Anne-Marie we developed sketches of simple everyday objects before creating printing blocks from polystyrene board. We pressed designs into the board with pens. These were then inked up with printing ink and pressed down. We made a group print of repeating pattern. A really good session enjoyed by all that wetted our appetites for printing like this so we shall probably be carrying on in 2Create next week!
Thursday Group and Kentmere Ward
On Kentmere Ward Sally and Jo worked with the patients, developing ideas with clay. They used air drying clay to make models of their hands. These and other designs were then embellished with further clay decoration. They showed how clay can be joined together securely using cutting and slip, so that bits did not break off as the clay dried.