Arts + Wellbeing
Keeping connected and maintaining positive wellbeing is important, and creativity is an effective tool to promote this. Though our Creative Steps groups are not currently running, our distance services during the closure include: creative post packs, an online resource with tutorials, and soon we will have digital classes running for participants to access.
Our sixth creative pack will be sent out next week, bringing the total to 465 packs delivered to our participants.
Based on three themes – wellbeing, health and creativity – we try to fit as many engaging activities as we can into each envelope.
In the last month, we have received a number of photos from participants to show what they have been making at home. It has been lovely to see different interpretations of a task and the incredible, vibrant colours used throughout.
Vanessa, our very creative tutor, has been busy developing activities for our blog. Some highlights over the past few weeks include: decoupage glass decorating, sun catchers, nature inspired sketching, homemade body scrub and diamond crafting.
Each of these crafts can be made using items that you may already have in your house. Many involve upcycling or reusing old items in some way to create something new.
New tutorials will be added every week.
These craft tutorials are available for all. If you want to do something creative, why not give one a try? Take a look here.
In the next month, look out for:
- Regular post packs, filled with activities and resources.
- Weekly updates and new activities on our blog.
- The start of our digital classes.
Stay safe, well and creative.
By Amy Errington