Workshops in UK

June 2016 has seen the start of Superact’s training section of the Erasmus Plus project Handmade Wellbeing. Opportunity to participate was advertised for Artists and Students that would be interested in learning more about working with older participants in care settings, and contributing to the education model. A wonderful response from a mixed group of learners of art form and experience was received!

The Participants & the Training Day

We are really excited to welcome Janet Cook (BA Primary Ed, specialising in art and craft) Ruth Fielder (Woolcraft and Ceramicist), Mary Bond (Potter), Mim Brigham (BA in Contemporary craft. Glass), Miranda Qualtrough (Foundation degree in Contemporary crafts, pottery) Ildiko Hurley (Textiles, Leather specialism), Barbara Roll (Textiles and Glass blowing), Patsy Lang (BA Fine Arts, Theatre Production and Design, Ceramicist) and Ali Brown (BA Textiles) as our learner artists.

Jon L. Gordon
Lead artist tutor Jonathan Lincoln Gordon delivering a printing workshop

On Friday 24th June we held our training day in Exeter.

The programme was delivered by Jonathan Lincoln Gordon – Lead Artist Tutor, Janine Stedman – Lead Care Sector Mentor and Tracy Hill, Superact Project Manager.

Printing workshop
Work in progress!

The learner artists observed Jon deliver printmaking at two care settings – Greenhills in Newton Abbott and Castle Ham Lodge in Okehampton.

Printing workshops with elderly
Printing workshop
Next steps

The next stage is for the artists to develop their own workshops for the residents in these care settings. These will be delivered throughout July and August.

Printing in Greenhills
Printing in Greenhills

Superact and the Learner Artists would like to thank the staff of these Guinness Care settings for their support, at both venues there are small focus groups of residents to feedback on the workshops that the artists deliver.

Printing in Greenhills

The Learner Artists will be keeping diaries of their experience throughout which will contribute to the projects educational model.

Stay tuned!

Printing in Greenhills