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Oasis Weeks 10 – 13

Inspired by our trip to West Yorkshire Playhouse, we spent time investigating the narrative and myths around the Inuit sea goddess Sedna. Collage by Debra We worked with different versions of the story – of which there are many! The task was to break it down to the bones of its plot, to the parts…

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Vale Circles and Bewerley Croft Week 1 – 4

Christina and I begin a new Get Started project in Beeston, this time working with participants across 3 different settings and uniting them together in a communal space.  The first two weeks we set up our activities at Vale Circles in Beeston, a centre offering a huge array of activities and support services for people…

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Bird’s Eye View

A Bird’s Eye View takes off……… What a productive start to this exciting project with Studio 3! Following a demo by our visiting artist Beverley Haines, the group got started straight away exploring printing techniques using new watersoluble art products which had been kindly donated by Derwent Pencils. The project used, as its starting point,…

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Oasis – Sessions 7, 8 and 9

Session Seven began with another lovely movement activity, this time in the board room with the faces of ex-directors looking down on us.  This was gorgeous paired work to upbeat music.  It was great to be in a different space, using resistance and touch to produce movements from our partners.  People found it relaxing, although sometimes…

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Get Started – Wetherby Fulfilling Lives Centre Weeks 7-9

Milena and I met today to look at all the images from the project and compile them into a big project book with photographs, drawings, paintings, prints, collages from across the 9 sessions. We will present the group with the book, next time we are in Wetherby at our celebration event – there is lots…

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A THOUSAND PAPER CRANES

Session 10 Wow, our last session, already! Milena and I decided to include batiking with tie-dyeing, as these activities had proved so popular and enjoyable. It also helped that it was coming up to Mother’s Day and several people were keen to make bags as gifts. The ward was so warm that the first layer…

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A THOUSAND PAPER CRANES

Session 9 Can’t believe this is our penultimate session! However, the bird is doing well, surviving the office life and much admired by Hayley and Sylvie who have come to join us for the tie-dyeing session. We are well prepared. Everything is covered and protected, hands, bodies, surfaces…. as this is potentially a very messy…

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A THOUSAND PAPER CRANES

Session 8 The canvas stood in the dining room, awaiting our arrival. More painting had been completed during the week. We are, quite literally, witnessing the phoenix emerging. Becky Cherriman worked with us again this week, to develop the creative writing. She brought in a selection of objects and used these as the focus to…

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A THOUSAND PAPER CRANES

Session 7 There seems to be a lot of new faces around, we thought as we were unpacking our bags. Soon they came in eager to see what we were doing. Rozi had already switched the wax melting pot on and now she was proudly showing us a tjanting tool that had finally arrived. It is…

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Indoor sculpture at Bedford Court

We arrived to find Mary, Anne R, Elaine, and Anne B waiting expectantly. They all want to know what we are doing today and Bryony tells them we will be making indoor sculptures. Mary says “ I like making things it makes me calm”. We started with movement using scarves. Anne B said she would…

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