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Projects in Care homes for elderly people

Engrossed printmakers at the Community String Printing Workshop

Community String Printing Workshop

When I got a call from York Explore asking for activities for the Fun Palace weekend I was certain that a community string printing workshop would be truly accessible for everyone and popular too.

Passing printmaking on to a new generation

We set up the table in the busy Continue reading

detail of fabric printing

Fabric printing with masking tape

Quite often the simplest techniques produce the most interesting results – this is one of the fabric printing methods I often use with groups as it is very straightforward and also introduces people to the idea of masking and layering, both of which are key concepts in printmaking. Even though it is a simple process the end result is always Continue reading

holding finished cushion up for the camera

Art in Care Homes; cushions

Elderly residents in care homes can often lack stimulation or a meaningful focus to their day. Sociable activities that help to connect people with each other and encourage movement and response are beneficial and above all fun.

hugging the finished cushion

hugging the finished cushion

For this project the brief was to devise an art in care homes activity that anyone could join in with, whatever their abilities. As many residents have memory impairments the activities have to be engaging and produce quick results.

The plan was to print our own Continue reading