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Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Art Lift

Isn't that the most glorious burst of colour?
Since January I have been teaching a small group though the Art Lift Scheme. This is a trial scheme run in Gloucestershire within the NHS. Its is a series of visual and performance arts workshops that people can be reffered to through their GP or health professonal. The workshops are fee and subtiltled " Art to lift the soul"
The idea is to help people through long term illness to rediscover a bit more to life. It provides a social outlet and a chance to try new things in a secure environemnt. My workshops have used textiles with a stitched collage technique. We started with a theme of the sun and worked our way through painting, applique, beads, folis, sequins until we were left with a riot of colour.

7 comments:

crafts@home said...

These are beautiful, I would be really happy if I'd accomplished any of these works:)
I hope your little parcel will be with you today!
Sue xx

two hippos said...

what a brilliant thing to do, as art really does lift the soul.

Gina said...

Wonderful uplifting artwork!

jackie said...

That sounds to be a very satisfying project. I am pleased your husband is home safely, how frightening for you all.

Angie: said...

Wow! They all look fab!!! When can I join a class which makes these???? They are beautiful! Well done!!! xx

Snippety Gibbet said...

Absolutely gorgeous! jan

fiona d said...

it sounds such a great project to be involved in - the work is very uplifting in itself! Lovely to bump into you the other day.