This is a resource produced by Sketchbook Circle teachers and artists for The National Day of Arts in Care Homes 2023.
Talitha Arts sessions are run by a combination of trained art therapists and professional creatives who all bring a range of specific skills and training to the work. Sessions give space for creative expression, community engagement and self-empowerment through gentle movement, group work and creative arts-based activities.Read More
Namaste seated movement
These simple seated stretches take inspiration from Indian dance. They are a gentle way for people to stretch their bodies and a lovely activity to do together in a group.
Bisakha Sarker MBE, developed in partnership with Knowsley Borough Council.
This painting activity explores the beauty and colours in snowy, wintry landscapes, focusing on the shades in the sky and the shapes of the leafless trees. It is a lovely activity to do in a group or in a pair.
Macclesfield Museums / Julie Longbottom. Developed in partnership with East Cheshire Housing Consortium.
Creating abstract cards
This creative pattern-making activity is a tactile way of making unique cards to share with all. It is a relaxing
activity, almost doodling, either for a group supporting each other or to do one-to-one.
Tara Dean / cARTrefu Age Cymru.
Glitter glue art
Glitter glue art is a fun activity to do with bigger groups. It is easy but produces very pleasing results and can be meditative once people get into it.
Falkland Grange Care Home, Porthaven Care Homes.