The autumn arts for health courses are well under way now and participants are enjoying a diverse range of arts activities including printmaking, drawing, pottery and writing for wellbeing.
The printmaking course participants, guided by artist Sharn from Test Fox Studios are making small books in the shape of a birds beak, using a mixture of lino printed images and paper cutting. Participants have reported that cutting patterns of their own design into the lino is a relaxing and therapeutic experience.
The learning to draw course in partnership with Adult Learning focused in week one on using charcoal to 'purposefully scribble'. This is a good way to experiment and resulted in some very varied and interesting images. The second technique group members learnt was blind contour drawing, the aim of which is to draw realistically rather than making an exact replica. The resulting images have an attractive quality and look quite animated.
The last course which starts on 18th November will be Painting.