Visual arts

April 13, 2022

52 weekly activities – week 15

Painting from your window

Inspired by artist David Hockney’s bright colours, this activity will encourage you to think differently about the way you use colour to capture the view through your window.

Credit: Sensory Trust. Developed in partnership with Creative Spaces Activity Groups and Carers Programme.

March 9, 2022

52 weekly activities – week 10

Collagraph printing

Collagraph prints are a creative and experimental form of printmaking, with printing plates made from many different materials, including cardboard, yarn, fabric, leaves, or masking tape. The activity is a great way to use up scraps and encourages the use of recycled materials.

Credit: Charlotte Cranidge, developed in partnership with C&C.

March 2, 2022

52 weekly activities – week 9

Abstract Art Collage

This is a great activity for participants who don’t feel confident with art activities. The three main stages – paint, scissors and glue – could be made into separate activities for different capacity levels if preferred.

Credit: Creative Minds / Tracey Knight, developed in partnership with Lister House Nursing Home.

January 31, 2022

Art by Post: Explore and Inspire

The Southbank Centre in partnership with NAPA, Nightingale Hammerson and Nenagh Watson

This booklet has been developed for anyone working in care settings, and was inspired by The Southbank Centre’s Art by Post project, which brings free creative activities direct to the door of the individuals, care-givers, practitioners and professionals most isolated by social distancing methods.

It includes a range of activities designed to take creativity into every corner of your care setting, including making nature clay prints, shadow puppets and slow looking.

September 12, 2019

Orleans Gallery

The CREATE programme at Orleans Gallery has been designed to engage older adults living in care within Richmond and neighbouring boroughs. The aim of the sessions are to:

Improve quality of life for older people and their carers through delivering high quality creative engagement with the gallery’s collection.

Improve quality of life for older people and their carers in priority wards within the borough, through creative engagement with the gallery’s collection.

Area: Richmond Borough