Hello agus fàilte don rannsachadh ealain lèirsinneach Gàidhlig againn air-loidhne – Hello and welcome to our exploration into visual arts in Gaelic online
Creative Connections is a series of free online workshops for adults over the age of 60 in the Western Isles. Explore what visual art can be for you in these eight weekly sessions with Sandra Kennedy.
You will be introduced to an idea or technique and material each week through set exercises. You will begin the work during the workshop and can keep going when you have time if you want to till we meet again the following week. Sessions will be part video demonstration, making, reviewing and discussion.
We aim to explore the qualities, significance, or meaning in materials, objects, colours and techniques through simple guided exercises. Learn about and discuss the work of artists – contemporary or from history who have laid out a path for some of the ideas and techniques we will be covering.
You will receive a free pack of art materials with everything you need for the course including paints, paper, pencils, brushes, charcoal, sketchbook etc.
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 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. The Project Co-ordinator will be happy to support with technical issues and getting used to Zoom.
Book by Mon 25th Jan to receive your materials in time for the 1st session.
Artist Sandra Kennedy
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.