'THE ELDERS' Art Group, run by The RC Sherriff Trust started
off with a bag of clay and designed, created and painted
these meaningful tiles commemorating their experiences
of World War II. We shared stories during this project and all
learned a lot about each other and defining moments during
the intense time of war.
YOUTH CENTRE WORK
A small group of Year 5 children participated in this project,
which was designed to encourage, via creative clay work:
awareness of self and others, empathy and self confidence.
They considered, designed and made a creature that
served an emotional purpose for them. We added some
explanatory text and reflected on each other's work.
PRIMARY SCHOOL WORK
The children thought about their favourite interests and then
designed a canvas each, sometimes taking inspiration from
famous artists. We worked with acrylic paint, paper and clay,
and then wrote about the inspiration for each piece to go with
the display. Children were able to learn/ utilise different
technical/ social skills during this process and were very
proud of their final pieces.
YEAR 3 WORK
The children thought about about something exciting or funny
that had happened, and then each designed a six image story
to put on their flower pots. There were narratives ranging from
getting locked out of the house to collecting the wrong shoes
at the Mosque! Then we researched different plants and
considered which reflected participants' personalities. We had
everything from an Urn plant to a Venus Flytrap! This work
supported communication, ordered story telling and
ARTWORK IN RESIDENTIAL
This field of work can involve anything from a client with
advanced dementia enjoying the texture of clay, or exploring
different colours with a paintbrush, to largely independent
work and everything in between. Below is just a small selection
of clients work.
Group work canvases, which are a collaborative and social
A resident painting a clay pot he made
This care home resident had never painted before and was
delighted to start off by copying a work of her favourite artist,