I'm really looking forward to facilitating a new Creativity and Wellbeing course with Katja Stiller from Valley and Vale Arts. We will be delivering person-centred creative sessions that will combine mindfulness exercises for relaxation with a range of art forms. For people who are in the process of recovery from mental health challenges such as anxiety … Continue reading Breathing Space
Opening of the sister exhibition at Hearth Gallery, Llandough. See ArcadeCampfa website for more details. A Brief History of Healing is a collaborative partnership project between ArcadeCampfa, the Cardiff and Vale University Health board and visual artist and mental health service user Gail Howard. For the last two months Gail and artist/writer Sarah Featherstone have … Continue reading A Brief History of Healing
On the after-school Storytelling and Art course at Llanover Hall, the children decided to create a theatre out of cardboard. As our theme for that week was Sci-fi, everyone made alien characters to star in the show. On the first week, the parents got a preview of act one, with one boy being narrator, others … Continue reading Animating the Aliens
Some of the beautiful work made by participants of the creative wellbeing sessions this week. Printing and poetry using autumn leaves.
Recently, I have been asked to run a couple of taster sessions for YMCA Cardiff Design For Life. The learners were keen to work with clay, as this is something they hadn't tried before. Clay is so tactile, soothing and grounding. Several learners commented that they had come reluctantly to the session, thinking it would … Continue reading Creative Sessions at the YMCA
Wonderful to see learners work exhibited from our Creative Wellbeing course that ran over ten weeks at Hafan Y Coed. Accompanied by two of my cyanotype prints from the bottle series, using words from poems written on the course.
The sessions that I am running at the lovely new mental health unit Hafan Y Coed have evolved into a combination of writing and art. As this is a new venture for me, it has been interesting to see how the planning of the course translates into practice. We have taken a generic theme for … Continue reading Whatever the Weather