Arts and Older People Forum – Ideas In The Making
The Courtyard, Hereford Monday 6th October 6-30pm – 8pmPresentation by Jeanette McCulloch
Often the most creative ideas are the simplest, but where do you start? This session will provide you with practical and engaging ways to use arts and crafts with older people of different abilities and needs. You will have opportunity to try different techniques and processes as well as be given practical information on how to source materials.
Programme for evening:
6.30pm – 6.45pm Tea/Coffee and Introductions
6.45pm – 7.05pm Presentation by guest speaker
Presentation: Presentation by Jeanette McCulloch MA(RCA)
This forum is designed to be a practical, helpful and useful session, where creative ideas can be shared and questions asked. Jeanette will show examples of artwork made by groups of older people and indicate how they were made and where to buy materials from. She will also bring in a selection of useful art/craft materials and show how they can be used. There will also be chance to get hands on and try out some of the techniques and processes for yourself. Practical ‘how to’ handouts of further creative ideas and details of where to source affordable materials will also be given.
7.05pm – 7.20pm interactive making with questions and discussion
7.20pm – 8.00pm An opportunity to share your own projects/best practice with the group (optional)
About the speaker
Jeanette was an art and design lecturer for many years before re-directing her skills into community art projects. Her infectious enthusiasm acts a springboard to what participants can do, she says “we all benefit from access to the arts”.
Jeanette has been working in the feild of Art and Health for many years and recently was awarded an Arts Council England grant to support a year-long community arts project based at The Forbury residential home in Leominster, Herefordshire.