Making mosaics …

Crikey, where did last week go to?

We’re nearing the end of our planned sessions at an extra care scheme in Lutterworth now and the group is really starting to find their confidence again around producing artwork and just having a go.

On Wednesday Winsome Ruddock and I worked on mosaics based on themes each individual had talked to us about as part of our reminiscence discussions, so we had birds, a lion, flowers and architecture.

One major challenge for us as facilitators has been thinking about tasks that individuals with poor hearing, eyesight and dexterity can feel comfortable with and mosaic work was very successful in this repect.

Did we learn any lessons from last week’s session? Yes …. don’t eat cake over your mosaic when the glue is still wet ;0)

Here are a few pictures of the group concentrating immensely!

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About beautyandutilityarts

My name is Katherine Brown and I run Beauty and Utility Arts, an Arts and Health project management service. I have over a decade of experience working with vulnerable groups and individuals in roles including support worker, Supported Employment Advisor and Community Fundraiser for The Midlands. Now, I manage a range of Arts and Health projects involving carers, people using mental health and learning disability services and the over 50′s. I specialise in developing ideas, fundraising, full project management, consultation, workshop provision, sourcing artists, Social Enterprise, event planning, SROI and exploring sustainability options. Since beginning Beauty and Utility Arts in January 2010 I have worked on a range of projects including comedy workshops, placing public art into health centres, setting up a Social Enterprise, project managing Showcase Smoothie, developing mental health walking projects and running arts based reminiscence workshops for the over 50′s, all of which is detailed in my blog (www.beautyandutilityarts.com)
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