Image: Crìochan, 2021 graphite on paper, Fiona Macisaac
Creative Connections is a series of free workshops for adults over the age of 60 in the Western Isles who feel isolated as a result of their circumstances – be it Covid-19 restrictions, geographical remoteness, disability or any other disadvantage.
Over the course of these sessions, we will explore drawing in a free and experimental way. We will, while using a variety of natural and man-made materials, explore tone, mark-making, layering mixed media and more. The overall aim over the 4 weeks is to have fun, learn some new skills and grow your confidence in drawing all while making new connections!
You will be free to bring along your own objects and photographs to use as inspiration but there will be objects provided. The sessions will be facilitated by Fiona MacIsaac, a multi-media Artist from North Uist who is a native Gaelic speaker, through Gaelic and English.
Creative Connections Western Isles is a new project which is supported by Inspiring Scotland’s Creative Communities programme which aims to support and empower communities to develop cultural activities. Creative Communities is funded jointly by the Scottish Government’s Culture and Justice directorates and aims to extend opportunities for people to take part in culture throughout their lives.
The project aims to: Reduce loneliness in social isolated older adults in the Western Isles through regular creative and social online arts opportunities; Improve mental health and wellbeing for isolated older adults through positive creative experiences and conversation in the language of their choice; Increase the number of opportunities for people to be creative and to develop visual arts skills.
– adults should wear a face covering in public areas of the building until seated in the workshop.
– please use hand sanitiser on arrival.
– the contact details you give on booking may be used for the Scottish Government’s Test and Protect process.