I Love It

25 Oct

mansel

I work part time for a charity that works with vulnerable people, I run arts and craft sessions. I love it. I really love it. People come in, have a cuppa and some biscuits and do some arty stuff for a couple of hours in a warm, safe place.

 

 

We do all sorts of different things and of course, people work at different levels according to their experience. Some people haven’t done any art since school, others have been to art college. Today I set up a simple teaching session on collage (from the French collé meaning ‘to stick’). I cut out some simple stencil shapes for those that wanted to use them and we ripped up loads of small pixels of paper from a stack of magazines and old photographic diaries.

Some background card and a packet of glue sticks and we’re off! There’s a lovely mix of styles and approaches and people seemed genuinely pleased with the experience.

5 Responses to “I Love It”

  1. Fred Lavezzo October 27, 2017 at 12:22 #

    Love your artwork, Rosie! .. I used to do something similar when I did volunteer arts & crafts for a couple of nursing homes. I would cut out all kinds of objects, animals, people, etc from magazines separately. Then I would also cut out beautiful background pics. At the nursing home, the residents would choose which individual separate objects, animals, people, flowers, to add to their very own background pic with double stick tape. When finished each artwork would be scanned and then printed out as their very own computer decoupage.

    • Rosie Scribblah October 27, 2017 at 12:44 #

      That’s a really good idea Fred. It must have delighted the residents 😀

  2. Rosie Scribblah October 25, 2017 at 23:00 #

    Oh yes, very. It’s nice to see people unwind for a couple of hours and enjoy something.

  3. alysonwilliams398 October 25, 2017 at 22:34 #

    looks like lots of fun…and very therapeutic of course.

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