*image by Barbara, Inspiring Textiles online class Feb 2021
These new works were produced by participants in online classes from January to August 2021. Covid19 lockdown and restrictions acted as the catalyst for new connections and creativity. Classes included Memory Books; Inspiring Textiles; Introduction to Printmaking; Home is Where the Art Is; Rannsachadh Ealain Lèirsinneach; and Bogsaichean Sgeulachd.
The accompanying booklet gives an overview of the project with selected images and quotes from participants:
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.
The next series of workshops begins in November 2021:
Memory of Fabric: online
3D Textiles Collage: online
Home is where the art is: online
Story Boxes: Ravenspoint, Kershader and Talla nan Mara, Pairc Niseaboist
Seasonal Printmaking: Comunn Eachdraidh Nis, South Dell and Grinneabhat, Bragar
Plus new courses still to be confirmed