Tuesday, 15 January 2013

SOLA ARTS collaboration for free arts & crafts workshops

Granby Toxteth Development Trust and SOLA are collaborating to deliver 6 different free Arts & Crafts courses for people over 16.
So far, we have held the first of four sessions at SOLA and several others around the community. Working with people living in exile, people who are destitute, people caring for those with Dementia, people with Dementia, people living with mental distress and people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds.
We've been using applique, model making, henna, drawing, design and look forward to glass painting and many more creative techniques to share.

This is a great opportunity for people to develop creative skills and coping mechanisms,  find a mental space and open up new learning opportunities and social networks.

Is great partnership and fantastic support from both SOLA and GTDT volunteers. thanks guys!

Kensington Women's Group- Arts & Crafts Sessions on the go!

For January 2013 SOLA have partnered with Granby Toxteth Development Trust, Healthy Inclusion, Kensington Methodist Church and Student Action for Refugees to support Kensington Women and Children Group. Delivering free arts & crafts sessions using applique and creative textiles. After 2 sessions have now completed it is, as always, great working with the women. Love being with the children and generally helping people experience a better quality of life and mental well-being through creativity.

We are looking forward to 2 more sessions before short break and hopefully back again for more! Will keep you posted...

Friday, 4 January 2013

Free Creative Workshops

During January SOLA will be running free creative workshops for adults in Liverpool. 

Supported by Granby Toxteth Development Trust, the workshops will run Thursdays from 4-6pm.  See the poster below for more info and come along!