Arts sessions with families experiencing homelessness.

Last Wednesday artist Rikke Digerud and I did an arts session at an East Midlands Housing Association venue over in Melton Mowbray with three families experiencing homelessness.

The children involved were so excited about getting all the arts materials out and making their own version of a desert island and once again their talent and enthusiasm rubbed off on the adults in the room, so in the end everybody was having a go!

Below are a few photos of the work produced, which will be displayed for all families to see and I’m sure you agree, there’s some definite artistic talent emerging.

During the second half of the session Rikke worked on hand casts with everybody and once we;ve started decorating them in the next session, I’ll get some more photos up.

Enjoy.

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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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