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 illness, disability, geographical remoteness, 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 are eligible and would like to take part.
Kitchen Printmaking with Gill Thompson
In this 6 week course you will learn how to make simple prints using packaging and objects you find at home. You will receive a pack with all the art materials you need for the course.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Book by 18 Oct to receive your materials in time for the 1st session.
Gill Thompson is an artist and printmaker living in Lewis. Her studio ‘Harbour Print’ is in Back. Her work includes a variety of printmaking – linoprints, collagraph prints and etchings inspired by landscape and nature, reflecting the shapes, textures, light and shade of the island environment. She also produces mixed media work using found materials and printmaking as starting points. Gill studied art and design in the United States and at Hereford College of Art.
Creative Connections 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.