Creative Connections – Drawing for Relaxation

Mondays 29 Apr - 27 May

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Creative Connections is a series of free creative workshops for adults over the age of 60 in the Western Isles who feel isolated as a result of their circumstances – be it geographical remoteness, disability or any other disadvantage. If this applies to you, you can book any of our Creative Connections workshops.  You can make a booking for a friend or family member if they would like to take part.

Drawing for Relaxation with Kate Temple
This workshop series will focus on relaxing and meditative drawing techniques. Every week we’ll make marks and draw patterns, shapes and lines, repeating and expanding as we go. You don’t need any previous drawing experience, just bring along a hot drink and some simple materials. I’ll introduce you to some simple techniques designed to calm the mind and body and we’ll draw and chat together.  The final session could be double length, or an additional session added later, depending on participants preference.

The sessions will be delivered via Zoom and a link will be emailed to you.  Please ensure that your address is correct on your An Lanntair account when booking. All you need is a device with an internet connection and a quiet space.  You will receive a pack of all the art materials you need (if you already have materials from previous courses, please let us know which items you have plenty of).   If you don’t have a device you can borrow one from An Lanntair for the duration of the course – email moira@anlanntair.com.

Book by Fri 26th April to receive materials in time for the first session.

Kate Temple is a visual artist based just outside Edinburgh. She works in various media including drawing, painting, sculpture and ceramics. She also works in community engagement, leading and facilitating art projects for a wide range of groups and individuals. Finding and collecting objects is a regular element of Kate’s practice.

Creative Connections is funded by the Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund for Adults delivered by the Third Sector Interface Western Isles.  It 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; Increase the number of opportunities for people to be creative and to develop visual arts skills.