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Wall Hill Art Group

Viv has been delivering ongoing work with residents at Wall Hill Care Home in Leek which has resulted in a series of artworks, some of which have been printed onto greetings cards that also display a photograph on the back of the artist/resident at work.

  The visual arts activity not only provides residents with a social outlet and creative opportunities on a weekly basis but in making a photographic record of their artwork the creative skill of each person is validated, their individuality is celebrated and the artwork is reflected back to the artist.

  Storytelling and exchange of memories forms a natural part of the activity.

  The greetings cards are currently being sold within the care home to raise funds for the purchase of in-house art materials.  The objective being to empower residents to draw or paint at any time they wish.


Viv has this to say about the project:-


“The sessions are Art Sessions not Craft - the group take it quite seriously and love to see their cards (especially the images of themselves on the back - evidence showing them producing the artwork!)  The drawing materials are all professional quality and there is a variety so that people can choose what they prefer to use.  

I try to set up beautiful still-life arrangements that stimulate interest - the model sailing boat was a favourite and scented flowers always create interest.  Items like shells, a stone Buddha, and animal or butterfly pictures trigger stories.  One participant joins in just to chat and sometimes she'll stitch or browse through a nature book.  Several people have related tales of their childhood on farms and adventures in the local countryside”.

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