Social Care Art Classes
Care Home/Social Sector Packages
(Clubs, Groups, Charities and other organisations)
If you want something different to stimulate the minds of your residents, I have the ideal solution to help them get energized!
My affordable creative art sessions will put your residents in a relaxed and creative mood so that they can participate constructively and feel that they have achieved something to be pleased with. My sessions encourage creativity and mindfulness, relaxation and calm, and, most of all, a sense of achievement. Most, if not all, of the materials are included in the cost of the package. All you need to do is provide me with a space and some willing participants!
Packages start at £400 but will be subject to change based on distance to travel, any additional materials needed, and the number of residents taking part. There is a maximum of 20 participants for any one session, for any one package.
Lockdown has been hard on us all, and no other sector has been as hard hit as the Care Sector; and whilst many employees have been able to work from home, the same can’t be said for our carers. Whilst technology may have boomed in allowing people to work remotely, it has unfortunately crushed the face to face meeting so important for our older generation. Isolation and all that it has brought along has devastated many, and my sessions offer a chance to reignite that social interaction that we all desperately crave.
Care Home Package 1 - ‘Bad art’ painting
Session length: 2 1/2 hours
Session cost: £400
Participants: Between 1-10 people
This package centers around purposeful creating ‘bad art’. We spend all our days trying to be perfect, and not make mistakes, and for artists or creatives this can lead to a lot of stress. This class is intended to encourage letting the fear of mistakes go. We will purposeful make bad art on canvases, using acrylic paint, posca pens, fine liners, glue, glitter, pencils, chalk, crayons, and anything else we can get our hands on. This session will last for approximately 2 and a half hours with a 15 minute break in the middle to allow for relaxing, conversation, snacks (if you want to provide them, I will not be providing snacks) and any other additional needs. Of course should a participant need to take a break during the session for any reason at all this is actively encouraged and will not disrupt the flow of the session. My greatest concern is safety and enjoyment, there will be no forced participation at all.
The aim of this session is to encourage the residents re-discover their creativity. Art is a great way of providing a creative outlet for your residents that is enjoyable. All classes are lead with a view of offering enrichment in the form of mindfulness. I aim to encourage messy play, channeling your inner child to just have fun with the art rather than thinking about right and wrong.
At the end of the sessions we will hold a mini gallery exhibition whereby participants view and review each others artwork which in turn will encourages conversation, participation and socialisation with each other. The aim is to get everyone laughing and experiencing something different, which in turn will promote mental well-being and positivity for your staff and residents.
As a bonus each participant will be given a ‘thank you for attending’ pack which includes my business card, a free art print and a free sticker. Participants are also encouraged to keep their art pieces and have them on show around the home.
Care Home Package 2: Bespoke Sessions
I’m so excited to be able to offer bespoke sessions for you! Have your staff had an idea that they need help executing? Maybe a holiday themed sessions for Christmas or Easter that you would love to run but don’t have the equipment or supplies for? That’s exactly what this session is for!
Please do feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the form here to discuss potential classes and sessions with me. I’m always open to new ideas and would love to work alongside you to provide an enriching session with your residents.
Bespoke packages will start at £450, but depending heavily on what your individual needs and requirements are for the session.
Where a session runs on longer than the contracted timeframe, an additional charge of £20 per hour (or part thereof) will apply.
Contact me here if you're interested in any of these packages.