Having had more than seven years experience developing and running workshops for the residential care industry, we have crafted a solution that means everyone including individuals with severe learning disabilities can engage and enjoy being creative.
We not only have tailored projects focussing on seasonal, cultural, art history and popular art movements but also love working with people on new ideas.
Quite simply, our workshops assist in getting people with Dementia's Mojo back!
By using our bespoke shapes, individuals who may have lost their previous confidence in being creative can join in, regain this confidence and feel able to express themselves once again.
Each individual produces an element of the final artwork which comes together as group piece. The best thing of all is this artwork can then be displayed on the walls for all to enjoy and feel proud of... Until the next visit of course!
The workshops allow people time to meet, have a chat all while being creative. Along the way they may learn new skills if they have never painted or if they have in the past, perhaps relight their creative side.
Many one-to-one sessions result from group workshops where an individual has expressed a keen interest in art and wants to explore further beyond the group. In certain cases, some residents prefer to work in a quieter environment and find they benefit a lot more from these bespoke workshops.
Having our workshop leaders running our workshops in your home allows Activity Coordinators or staff members more time to arrange additional rich and varied activities for their home to partake in. It also allows them the flexibility to be able to join in with the workshops too if they choose. We see our services as those which compliment and enhance the home's activity offerings as well as supporting the staff.
All our workshop leaders will support and engage every individual with respect, dignity and enthusiasm. Each has a current DBS or Disclosure Scotland certificate and is fully trained by head office on the running of our workshops. In addition our workshop leaders have had training in working with individuals with challenging behaviour, Learning Disabilities and Dementia.
Many of these leaders also have additional training in different aspects of art, teaching and Learning Disabilities.
Please see individual workshop leader profile pages for more information.