Well-being through creative activity

Week 13 Windows, Glass Jars and Eggs

Its been a strange old week with a wide variety of activities. Another service user made the step up to volunteering and ran their first session on Friday at WellArt which was brilliant. There seems to be no end to the talented people coming through us and gaining confidence to do more and develop.


Kentmere Ward

On the Ward the group were using glass paints to transform jars. Glass paint can be hard to use and get an even coating but with care can transform a plain glass surface into something beautiful. Using a black line to outline the shapes helps the colours stand out and give it definition.

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The session, led by Julia, explored eggs in many forms. With Easter close many small chocolate eggs were also consumed! Group members designed 2D eggs using a wide range of different items and styles. They also made mini £D eggs using mixed media and some started work on larger clay eggs to decorate in the style of a Faberge Egg.

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2Create were thinking about the upcoming flower festival. One of the four displays we are doing is a large window split into six panels. Some of the group set about design ideas for this based on a poem written by the group. We wanted to be… colourful, bold and yet simple. There were some brilliant ideas. A few people also made craft paper flowers to put in displays and Ant was focused on a superb Monroe picture using real false eyelashes and lipstick!
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Thursday Group
The Thursday Group all worked hard to finish items for the flower Festival, including tissue paper flowers and paper daffodils. Other participants worked on a handmade paper butterfly and bead spiders. The group encourages participants to w…ork on their own pieces and one participant completed a rag rug she had spent many hours on. The outcome saw most projects completed and a brief discussion about plans for the next few sessions to conclude.
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