How does art help health and wellbeing?
Some of our artists and participants tell us about how taking part in art workshops can contribute to improving health and wellbeing
DATE POSTED: 19th of January 2022
We all know that making art is great for our health and minds, but many art materials do have an impact on the environment and can create a lot of waste. Knowing a bit more and being mindful of how we use and dispose of materials can make the whole creative process even more satisfying. Here are some tips on how to make room for art in as environmentally friendly a way as possible.
DATE POSTED: 29th of July 2020
During lockdown there are so many examples of people being creative at home, but it can be hard to get going. There always 101 things to around the house, you may not have the space, it just gets difficult to get motivated to make anything especially during such a difficult time. Once we start though, it can really help our mental health; take us away from those worries, those bad news reports, calm us down, energise us...
We’ve asked our workshop artists and participants what helps them make room for art and come up with 5 tips. Let us know what you find helpful....
DATE POSTED: 19th of May 2020
ENCOUNTERS is a dementia inclusive art book designed to stimulate communication, spark the imagination and provide a focus for conversation and being creative. It was designed to provide new ways for people with dementia to interact with their carer or loved one, but we hope the publication is useful for anyone to use as a way into an artwork.
DATE POSTED: 15th of April 2020