Tuesday, 24 October 2017

The Sharing Group is wokring wonders for inspiration and creative sharing

Last few weeks have gone so well with activity to share in the creative Sharing Group.

Benyamin has been helping members explore using plastercine to make scupltural works. Rachael is feeling proud of herself with her new works. Shumon is enjoying linking with everyone and sharing biscuits and Glen is looking forward to the next session where Benyamin will share with the group how to make moulds with plastercine and plaster of paris :-)

First find the image you want to work with

Moulds to explore making new week

Rachaekl beaming with pride

Benyamin made this in an hour!

Glen's enthusiams was racing with ideas of how moulds can help his creative ideas develop into works of art

Shumon always loves a chat, a biscuit and catching up with how everyone is doing

Our week so far...

It's been a facinating week so far, digital art session Monday with some great work in development, working to create new projects with local and European partners for mental wellbeing through Art Psychotherapy and psychological intervention and moving forward with our current activities- and it's only Tuesday!!!

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Diwali and recycled plastic bags at New Park Primary

Lovely workshop this Monday gone with New Park Primary School about Diwali.

Working with Yr 1 and Yr 2 was so lovely. Pupils learnt about Diwali, made henna hands and used recycled plastic bags on an outline of their own hands to create a Diwali light with Adele and Nairouz.

It was such creative fun full of energy and enjoyment! Can't wait to see their corridor display this Friday :-D

Some puppy pics

It's always lovely to have old and young puppies at SOLA, to relax us and share love. Thanks Debbie and Sean for bringing your puppy friends in :-)

Friendship with Roscoe Primary School

We had a great 3 days last week with Yr 5 at Roscoe Primary School, thinking about friendship and being a school of sanctuary.

Working with Adele our lead artist, artists Benyamin and Nairouz helped the children to explore their creatively friendly characters.

Benymain from Iran ran hand and flower making out of clay, the children created their own hand flowers and flower moulds. Whilst Nairouz from Kurdish Syria made recycled plastic bags flowers with the children.

Everyone learnt new languages Farsi and Kurdish to say 'flower' and 'friendship' and there was sooooo much energy and creativity it was brilliant!

Well done Yr 5 :-D