AEL Health Updates

On Wednesday our new delivery artist Sarah Perkins will be running Wildlife in Acrylic art sessions. From hedgehogs to birds she will explore the animal kingdom with participants working towards a collective art piece.    

Arise and Thrive

We had a great day celebrating wellbeing on 19th Feb. It started with an interesting panel discussion on arts and health from Phillipa Buchanan (Inspirative arts), Emma Bailey, (Air Arts) and Angie Page (Creative Living Participant).

Joys of Creation – 24/08/2017

We learned how to make felt using the wet felting method with dyed merino fibres in this session. The participants were fascinated by the process and enjoyed creating pictures with the fibres. Some people embellished their images. Everyones designs were very impressive and  the group was really sociable and very friendly towards eachother

Joys of Creation – 17/08/2017

Participants had a choice between trying peg loom weaving or acrylic painting. Most participants chose to try the peg loom weaving, with a few opting for the acrylic painting, particularly if they had mobility problems with their hands. A few arrived later, but participants who had already started, helped to show them how to weave

Joys of Creation – 10/08/2017

In this session of Joys of Creation, participants were finishing off tote bags that they had been decorating as well as discovering the joys of marbling.  

Joys of Creation – 03/08/2017

“We used fabric paint and ens to create individual designs for fabric bags. Many spent a long time designing something and some wanted to continue next time they came in to Artcore i order to paint the other side and add beads or sequins. The participants learned how to use fabric paint and pens. The

Joys of Creation – 27/07/2017

The group completed textile applique pieces from last week adding embellishments. All participants had the choice whether to create fabric beach hut bunting poems or create an ink wash to write their poems on. Everybody had a good time and were very happy with their artworks

Joys of Creation – 13/07/2017

In this session of Joys of Creation  each participant finished decorating their hand castings. Each and every one of them looked amazing! Additionally we were joined by some new participants who made pots from air-dryed clay.   One of the participants in the session said “Loved every minute of the class, thank you so much”

Joys of Creation – 29/06/2017

The Joys of Creation session was exciting! Participants were all completing casting of their hands as well as beginning to decorate them. Each person has a different but creative idea of how they want to display their artworks.      

Joys of Creation – 06/07/2017

This Joys of creation session was brilliant with each participant implementing their designs for their hands “Session today went very well, hands were being painted in a realistic way but also gold and bronze hands were created. The ideas are wonderful and the art amazing. Everyone worked so hard and the design concepts have blown

Our Stories – 04/07/2017

Everybody was excited in this ‘Our Stories’ session as they were creating their own personal story books which related to their best memories. These books were personalised by each individual using a variety of paints to create a colourful front and back cover to their booklets. In the following sessions participants will be drawing from

Joys of Creation – 22/06/2017

Participants continued to work on their hand casts as well as clay sculptures in this session. A lot of care was taken to perfect their casted hand pieces. This was done using sandpaper and small tools to remove unwanted remenants on the hand sculptures. They finished by planning their designs for decorating and styling their

Joys of Creation – 15/06/2017

Joys of Creation participants made bowls out of clay to house algenate. They had great fun moulding their hands in their own positions resembling different meanings. Some participants placed their hands in a cupped shape others had their hands clasped. Finally the moulds were filled with plaster and then the algenate was removed leaving perfect

Joys of Creation – 08/06/2017

Joys of Creation was buzzing with people excitingly exploring different techniques in creating clay moulds. It was the first of 5 sessions that Artist Jane Smith will be delivering over the next few weeks. 

Joys of Creation – 01/06/2017

Joys of Creation was great yesterday! Participants completed their food inspired paper mache works. It was artist Alison Solomon’s 6th and final session. There will be a new artist leading next weeks session