Creative Connections: Rannsachadh Ealain Lèirsinneach

Wednesdays 14 April - 19 May (6 weeks)

Thig còmhla rinn air zoom airson beagan spòrs agus ionnsachadh dòighean ùr ealan lèirsinneach. Bidh sinn a’ sgrùdadh rudan mar printing, dealbhachadh le diofar stuthan, agus collage. Fhad ‘s a bhitheas sinn a’ cuimseachadh air gach dòigh ealain a dhèanamh, bidh sinn cuideachd a’ coimhead agus a’ beachdachadh air obair luchd-ealain, ann an eachdraidh ‘s air an là-an-diugh, a tha air obair a dhèanamh a’ cleachdadh na dòighean-sa.  Cha bhith feum agad air eòlas no sgilean ro-làimh, ach ùidh ann an ealain.

Join us on zoom for some fun while learning some visual art techniques and processes. We will be exploring things like printing, drawing with different materials, and collage. While we focus on different approaches to making art, we will be looking at and discussing the work of artists from history or contemporary artists who have made work with the techniques we are experimenting with.  You don’t need any prior knowledge or skills, just an interest in art.

Creative Connections is a series of free online workshops for adults over the age of 60 in the Western Isles who feel isolated as a result of Covid-19 lockdown and restrictions.

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 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 Fri 9th April to receive your materials in time for the 1st session.

Artist Sandra Kennedy

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.