I have been teaching Arts and Crafts for 20 years at Pensioners Link on Wednesday mornings from 10-12. The group takes part in project-based activities, and are encouraged to work by themselves to promote independent learning, whilst also sharing their artistic knowledge and skills with other group members.
The Art Gang meet on Thursday mornings from 10-12. As a professional tutor, I lead group activities which consist of painting and drawing using materials such as watercolours, acrylics , oils and a variety of drawing tools. The members like to paint and draw various subject matters such as landscapes, seascapes, animals and buildings.
Whether it be through 1:1 tuition or collaborative work, the main aim of these groups is to promote the members' wellbeing, prevent social isolation, and to encourage the development of new skills which benefit their mental health through a creative process.
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