Creative Connections is a series of free online workshops for adults over the age of 60 in the Western Isles.
This weekly drawing workshop with artist Kate Temple will focus on taking inspiration from our homes. What can we make at our kitchen tables, in our armchairs, by the window, in front of the TV? What can we find in the kitchen cupboards, under the bed, on the bookshelf and in the drawer?
We’ll experiment with household materials and objects, with things we find and things we collect, to create some experimental drawings and celebrate the domestic. Be prepared to have fun, try out surprising materials and new techniques, in an informal and supportive environment, with a mug of tea in hand.
You will receive a pack of art materials with everything you need for the course. If you already have drawing and painting materials you may wish to use these too.
To take part you need a computer, internet access and a clear workspace. If you don’t have a computer you can borrow a laptop from An Lanntair for the duration of the course. Contact email@example.com for details.
The course will be delivered through Zoom. When you book, check that your email address is correct on your An Lanntair account. The Zoom link will be emailed to you. The Project Co-ordinator will be happy to support with technical issues and getting used to Zoom.
Book by Tuesday 26th January to receive your materials in time for the 1st 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. During lockdown she has been working on a series of plant-inspired drawings and paintings and has recently started to make her own inks from locally foraged materials.
Creative Connections Lewis and Harris 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.