Creative Connections is a series of free workshops for adults over the age of 60 in the Western Isles who feel isolated as a result of their circumstances – be it Covid-19 restrictions, geographical remoteness, disability or any other disadvantage.
An Lanntair: Wed 1 Sept – 22 Sept (4 wks), 2 – 3pm
Coinnichidh sinn còmhla ann an sreath de 4 seiseanan. Tòisichidh sinn le bhith ag innse sgeulachdan dha chèile mun àite anns a bheil sinn a’ fuireach. Faodaidh sgeulachdan a bhith sean no ùr.
Le brosnachadh bho na sgeulachdan againn fhìn agus stòiridhean a chluinneas sinn bho chàch, nì sinn cothlamadh, no collage, de dhealbhan a thèid an togail le camara no an tarraing, sgrìobhaidhean, rudan bhon dachaigh no bhon àite-obrach agus pìosan aodaich.
Thèid iad sin a chuir air dòigh agus a shuidheachadh ann am bogsa ann an dòighean inntinneach agus brèagha.
Bidh ar n-obair stèidhichte gu ìre air obair iongantach Eòsaiph Chorneill agus caithidh sinn ùine a’ sgrùdadh a chruinneachaidhean agus a chollage, gus am bi beachdan gu leòr agad airson do chuid fhèin a dhèanamh.
We will meet together in a series of 4 sessions and begin by telling each other some stories about the place we live in. Stories can be old ones or new.
With the inspiration from our own stories and the tales we hear from others; we will make a collage composition of drawings, writing, photographs, objects and fabric.
These you will arrange and fix in a box in interesting and beautiful ways.
The inspiration for our work will be loosely based on the wonderful work of Joseph Cornell and we will spend some time exploring his assemblages and collages, so that you will have plenty of ideas for making your own.
The workshop will be delivered in Gaelic.
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.