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Oasis Week 2

Tonight we face our fear of the daunting extensive surface of a blank piece of white paper. We explore paper as a percussive instrument in one hundred and one different ways. “Tear the piece of paper in two. Rub the two pieces together. Exploring patterned or unpatterns sounds.” “Crumple the piece of paper as slowly as possible.”…

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A THOUSAND PAPER CRANES

Session 3 “I’ve got some more music” said Rozi, putting a CD in the player. Soon the beautiful ambient music fills the room. Here we are, Sylvie, Rozi, Milena and Suzi, all busy getting ready for the papier mache session.   The chicken wire frame has arrived, and Milena is busily flapping its wings around…

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A Thousand Paper Cranes

“I’ve got my screw driver!” Milena said to me in greeting. Erm… good? I thought, bemused. Then, as she set upon the picture frame hanging in the dining room it all came clear. Of course. We used this frame before as a Gallery Wall. Bernadette fetched the marbled paper sheets created last week, and Milena…

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The Oasis Project – Week 1

Be guided to a place where you are away from the large and small nuisances of life, where everything contributes to your experience of tranquility – from the landscape to the sounds, to the scents carried on the breeze.  Take time to reflect on this place that makes you feel wonderful.  Follow the spoken prompts…

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Get Started – Lilac Project – January Session

Maracas, Meetings and Multi-coloured Crime scenes This was the first Get Started session of 2014, a Big Lottery funded project working with Progress Housing Trust. In this first workshop of the year, Artlink met Lilac – a group of adult tenants, who meet monthly to represent their accommodation from different areas in Leeds. This session…

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A THOUSAND PAPER CRANES #6

Session 1 So here we are – Ward 6 dining room come art studio come launching space for the fabulous mythical bird – the phoenix!This is the last leg of three years worth of workshops that Artlink has organised on Ward 6. The Journey of A Thousand Paper Cranes is arriving at the feet of…

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Final Week – Thousand Paper Cranes

Today was the last session of our 10-week project. We have worked together with 11 participants and 7 staff on the ward through a variety of hands-on activities exploring ways we can use batik, drawing, painting, photography, light projection, jewellery making, withy sculpture and puppetry in creative and experimental ways. As it was the final…

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