ArtB: A Reason To Be...
"Doing that activity made me realise that it is ok to take risks, not to be perfect
and not to take myself seriously" (Participant)
The core model used in the pilot and subsequent two projects
at Oriel Ynys Môn Gallery:
Using exhibits and art techniques as a starting point for generating creativity, individual ideas and social interaction. 14 sessions.
Liaising with referral agencies and participants. Build up trust and information gathering. Needs led. Do not have to be good at Art to take part.
Aimed at people experiencing feelings of redundancy, isolation or feeling stuck and needing a new direction. People not already attending art or recreational classes and who do not necessarily qualify for other services.
Members move on and new members attend the next group. No new members after induction.
Participants to decide if it is for them.
Project 'start and end' activities to aid transition
Information packs and speakers to advise about next step opportunities
Facilitator: Artist informed by her Art Therapy practice
Clear communication pathways (no surprises), role descriptions and criteria for referral agencies and participants.
1. Refreshments - help self/ social
2. Tour- informative/ interactive to inspire
3. Fortnightly skill build – varied/ inspired /playful. Experimentation- self-expressive
4. Self initiated activities-guidance/choice. Experimentation- self-expressive
5. Creative feedback activities- about artifacts/activities/their creations
6. Individual feedback- acknowledgement of positive changes and achievement’s observed in the group