Arts & Wellbeing

Wild Wellbeing
Zoom sessions for Mental Health Awareness Week, with Derbyshire Wildlife Trust 

Encouragement Banners
We created mini fabric banners for International Women's Day in Derby Arboretum and displayed out Placards from 2018 of inspiring women in the Orangery.

Goldsquad Sessions @ Quad
We were very pleased to be asked to work with the Goldsquad group delivering online zoom session at the start of 2021.
In January we created inspirational pennants, momigami landscapes, coil pots and Turkish Map fold books.
As part of International Women's Day events happening in March, we created mini banners and patches at the sessions in February, here are some of the designs.

Flamsteed Day Centre 

We held 4 sessions with the older people at Flamsteed to create artwork based on their likes and ideas. An exhibition was held at the centre to celebrate all the great work.

Wednesday Wellbeing Project
We worked with local people from the Erewash area for a year to create artwork and to give them confidence and skills. We held an exhibition at the Hayloft Gallery at Erewash Museum.

Goldsquad Sessions 
We have been working with the Goldsquad group at Quad, working on paper mache birds and tissue paper lanterns.
More photos on the link below

Sahaly Women's Group
We have been working with Sahaly once a month, and have created some great artwork. They are such a lovely group to work with, we enjoy their singing and chatting and hospitality (lovely lunches).

RHS Chatsworth 2019
We were making a well dressing at the show on the theme of wellbeing and the 5 senses.

Making Space Dementia Group - Dec 2018
We are working with this dementia group and their carers for the next few months, creating different artwork to inspire them and start conversations.

Creative Caring @ Flamsteed
A six month project working with the group on different craft activities

Particle Project - Fabric Pots @ Middle Street
We created decorated fabric pots with the group.

Printed Bags @ Sahaly
We created stencilled bags with the Sahaly Women's Group

Memory Cafe - Particle Project @ Middle Street 
We created woven bowls with hula hoops and fabric

Particle Project @ Middle Street
We created mosaics and a banner with the members of Middle Street

Spring Frieze @ GoldsQUAD
We created Spring Friezes at Quad for Easter.

Bunting @ GoldsQUAD
We worked with the GoldsQUAD ladies to make bunting for our Spring Fest in the Arboretum

Mosaic @ Flamsteed
We are delivering a 5 week project at Flamsteed Dementia Centre based on different mosaic techniques.

Arts and Crafts @ GoldsQUAD
We have been busy with GoldsQUAD over the last few months, sewing, knitting, crafting.

Creative Sessions @ GoldsQUAD
We delivered 4 sessions over March and April working on a variety of artforms.

Tea Party in the Park
Working with 2 sheltered housing groups and 2 youth groups to create an installation in the Orangery in the Park.

Bottle Flowers @ GoldsQUAD
The lovely ladies at GoldsQUAD helped us to create plastic bottle flowers for the Arboretum Spring Fest in March.

Mindfull of Art - Christmas Trees
We worked with the Flamsteed Centre to create a Christmas tree table decoration.

Starmakers @ GoldsQUAD
We created felt, fabric and willow stars with the ladies

Mindfull of Art - update June 2015
We have completed the sessions and have had 3 exhibitions with one more at Ilkeston Hospital on 31 July.

Mindfull of Art - update
We have almost completed this very interesting project. It has been very enjoyable working with all the groups. We hope to continue this work in the future.

Aprons @ Goldsquad
Making aprons from old shirts, they looked great.

Mindfull Of Art - Breaston Memory Cafe
We are working together with the Alzheimer's Society and the memory cafe to create work for Ilkeston Hospital Exhibition and to promote Dementia awareness.

Mindfull Of Art
We have been working with 3 groups on a Arts and Dementia project

Creating together - printing
We worked with the ladies to create printed tea towels.

Goldsquad Easter Gift Bags
We worked with the group to create gift bags for Easter.

Creating Together
We delivered a 5 week project with a group of ladies at the Indian Community Centre

Listen Love Learn
We worked with the parents to create collaged mobiles

Goldsquad Nana Figures
We made wire marquees wrapped in newspaper and tape to make their Nana figure.

Sangam Totes & Tea Towels
We worked with the ladies to create embroidered tote bags and printed tea towels.

Goldsquad - Pajaki
We created Polish pajaki decorations with threading and punched shapes.

We worked with an elder ladies group to create clay divas and batiks

Goldsquad - Little Books
We created notebooks using recycled paper and decorative wrapping papers, machine-stitching and Japanese stab stitching to put them together.

Flamstead Dementia Centre - Clay Divas
We worked with the group to create clay divas for Divali.
We used beads and rollers and objects to press shapes into the clay.

GoldsQuad - Lanterns
We created lanterns using pressed leaves and flowers between layers of tissue paper.

GoldsQuad - Shibori
We created Japanese Shibori designs onto fabric using string, beads and elastic bands.

GoldsQuad - Felting 
We used fleece to create felted pebbles, flowers and sheep.

GoldsQuad - Appliquéd Bags
The ladies created beautiful bags using fabrics, beads, and bondaweb.

Grove Lodge 3
For our 3rd workshop we created Mosaics using glass tiles, shells, ceramic pieces, broken plates and shiny beads.

Grove Lodge 2
In our 2nd workshop we created Japanese Shibori Fabric.
Using string, rubber bands, beads and inks to create beautiful designs.

Grove Lodge Workshops
This was the first session in the Arboretum Park.
We created batik pieces surrounded by the lovely trees and squirrels.

Textile Extravaganza 1
We worked with the Goldsquad group to create decorative lampshades using fabrics, buttons and beads.

Well Dressing with Goldsquad - June 2013
We created illuminated letters with the Goldsquad group at Quad, the well dressing was displayed in the Participation Space window, lovely.

Sharing Space Project
Flamstead Day Care Centre for Dementia March 2013
We worked with the group to create hula hoop weaving. 
We exhibited the weaving in the shop window of the old Burton Shop on Bath Street Ilkeston.

Mickleover Carers Group Jan 2013
We worked with members of the group at the Mickleover Country Social Club to create batik paintings.

Carers Breaks Jan 2013
We have worked with 3 groups of carers this month at
St James Centre, St Mary's Church Rooms and at the Littleover Grange.

Flamstead Centre Nov 2012
We had a great time working with the elder people at the Flamstead Centre for Dementia in December.
We created batik hangings for the Winter Solstice celebration at the Erewash Museum.

World Mental Health Day
We will be at the event at Derby University in Oct 2012.
Come along and create some batik artwork at our stand.

Carers Break Workshops
We are delivering Carers Break workshops at the Heart of the Park Building in the Arboretum Park in Derby and at Chaddesden Fire Station Community Room.
Have a look at these links to see the latest artworks made at the sessions. 

Creative House Workshops
Handmade Paper
At our 2nd Creative House workshop we made unusual handmade paper infused with fleece, hessian threads, beetroot juice and skeleton leaves.

Festive Trees
We had a great time at our first Creative House workshop in December. The theme was Festive Trees using batik inks and foldling fabrics to create fabulous patterns.
Have a look at some of creations below

Mental Health Awareness Week 2011
Arts and Crafts Day at Resource Day Centre, London Road
Thursday 13 Oct
Weaving with plastics ribbon and lace.

We have run arts and health workshops in residential homes, daycare centres and Lift centres

Healthy Eating Bunting - Firs Estate School for Midlands Cooperative Society
Think Inside the Box - Visually Impaired Group for Nottingham City Council
Working with Elders - Repton and Wirksworth Day Centres for Fleet Arts
Artery Group - Adults with Mental Illness for Amber Valley Mental Health Rethink
Arts for Adults with Dementia - Ripley Hospital, Florence Shipley Res Care Home, Ashmere Home Codnor
After School Club for Children with Autism & Disabilities for Quad
Inspiring Derby Week 2011 - Arts and Crafts in Arboretum Park - for Derby Deaf Group

Our consultation projects include

Spider Island consultation - working with a cross section of groups in the Allenton, Alvaston and Osmaston areas

Derwent Young People Project - creating a tree with young people in Derwent to find out what they wanted in their area.

3 Wishes for Derby - working at 12 different venues around Derby for Derby City Council 15 year future plan consultation project - libraries, market place, local galas, fun days, Silk Mill Museum, The Lighthouse, the bus station.