Art T Time (January 2015 – December 2015)

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Art T Time is a year long free project by Artcore that is designed for people aged 50 and over. The aim of the project is to bring out the best in marginalised older people and to encourage different ethnicities to work together and socialise. The participants of this project will be able to choose an art medium to do during the 2 hour period. This project will achieve a number of outcomes all of which benefit the wider community. They include (but are not restricted to):-

• Improved community cohesion

• More socially active older people

• New skills acquired by older people

• Enhanced feelings of self-esteem and self-worth

• Visible evidence of individually created artistic objects

This project received big lottery fund – awards for all funding.

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In recent sessions, participants began to complete their painted artworks and started creating pieces of jewellery.

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On the 11th August 2015, the participants worked in various mediums such as painting and lipan.  With their skills noticeably improving and their confidence growing, participants were attempting more difficult pieces of work using the skills they had learnt throughout the course of the project.

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In this week, Art T Time took place in the Arboretum park. As part of a day of family activities near the cafe in the Arboretum Park Derby on 4th August 2015, the participants of this project had the opportunity to work creating lipan artworks in the park.

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Participants had fun in Art T Time, finishing their artworks and socialising with friends. Fine tuning their skills and techniques in the mediums of canvas paining and mosaic. participants’ confidence in themselves and their work was growing significantly.

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Participants persisted with completing their canvas paintings and then moved on to the medium of mosaic.

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As a part of the open event ‘Artwave’ Art T Time took place on Thursday the 9th, with participants continued with their canvas paintings as well as members of the community ahaving the opportunity to take part in taster activities for mediums such a mosaic, block printing and ceramics.

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This session saw participants practice the medium of painting on canvases. Although this medium had already been explored before, new skills were learnt and more detailed artworks created.

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Participants had worked using the medium of block printing to create personalized design on fabric in recent sessions of Art T Time. The designs have progressed into producing small garments such as print your own design on scarves.

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In recent sessions, participants had been trying their hand at the medium of jewellery crafting. Being shown specific techniques and using them to create intricate pieces of jewellery they could take home.

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This weeks session of Art T Time had participants fine tune their skills in their selected medium. They continued to complete artworks to a professional standard and ever strive to perfect their work as they continued the course.

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In this session, participants continued to show growth in their knowledge and skill of different art mediums. Now having created several pieces of personal artworks to take home with them, the participants had enjoyed their time at Artcore during this project and have embraced their creative flair as well as socialised with new friends they have acquainted throughout the duration of this project.

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After now completing several pieces of artwork they were very proud to try their hand at a variety of artistic mediums, the participants of ‘Art T Time’ were noticeably more confident in the work they were doing.

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Participants of ‘Art T time’ continued to socialise and engage in new activities, broadening their skills using various art based mediums

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The first few sessions of ‘Art T Time’ all participants engaged in creative activities and meeting new people.

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