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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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Get Started : Lilac Project – February and March Sessions

We’ve been discovering aliens in thunderstorms and ‘twizzlescopes’. After our last session of inventing and describing stories with our voices, this month we set the challenge of telling tall tales in pictures. How much can we convey with just an image? We introduced Pictionary cards by getting people to choose a card and say all the…

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Oasis : Weeks 4 – 6

Over the last sequence of sessions we have been using a multitude of writing, visual art and movement activities to explore ideas about the body, our voices, journey. The sessions are filled with deep discussions which have been fascinating, uplifting, reflective and inspiring.   Activity: Choose a word from our own writing passages and transform…

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Jude Court – Bramley Baths

Good first session with the group open and willing to engage in something new and happy to try all the different drawing activities. Anne Louise enjoyed drawing on the ipad. We started by covering the table in paper and drawing. There were all kinds of drawings. Some of us drew food and others drew the…

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A Thousand Paper Cranes

Session 6 Rozi and Milena arrive fully prepared for all sorts of activities – batik, plasticene modelling, animation… Soon the wax is melting and even though we are only a small group this week, we are ready for action. A beautiful, collaged mood board has been created since our last session. It is full of lovely…

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Get Started – Wetherby Fulfilling Lives Centre Weeks 4 – 6

‘The artists have arrived!’ I hear somebody say with glee, as Milena and I pile in with our bags of goodies. We bring bright spotty beanbags for each of us to throw into the parachute and swoosh round and round through the middle hole. This requires lots of control and concentration, but after 3 weeks…

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A THOUSAND PAPER CRANES

Session 5 We had Becky working with us again this week, to continue on from last week’s creative writing session. This time she guided us through single word writing on small bits of coloured paper. From these, she got us to construct poems in different formats; one was to form the shape of the moon…

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