Creative Art Therapy Sessions for Seniors.
WhatBox Creative projects and sessions focus on exercising a person’s creativity in a social and psychologically safe environment. The person’s experience and their creative process precede the outcome.
I meet individuals at their level of ability and they receive a personalised creative experience as they learn new skills, experience and play with art materials, interact with those around them, and grow friendships.
Participants enjoy a sense of accomplishment from these autonomous and empowering classes that are designed to enrich the lives of those taking part.
My creative work focuses on the skills the residents still have, whilst bringing people together in a relaxed and social setting. My creative sessions put the resident/artist relationship first whilst giving participants the opportunity to connect with one and other.
In addition to my art degree I have a degree in Human Resource Development; psychology and adult learning theories inform my research, teaching practice and shape how I deliver creative sessions. The creative work that takes place is drawn from academic research and focusses on the skills and abilities that the participants still have, rather than those they have lost.
Learn more about what makes my therapeutic art sessions so special in this article I’ve written, Therapeutic Art Sessions for the Elderly