Fri, 18 Oct


The Shoreham Centre

MA Inclusive Arts Practice Research - a series of six workshops

How can Inclusive Arts Practice support the over 75s to use their hands to promote an increased sense of independence, belonging and purpose?

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MA Inclusive Arts Practice Research - a series of six workshops

Time & Location

18 Oct 2019, 10:00 – 22 Nov 2019, 10:00

The Shoreham Centre, 2 Pond Rd, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5WU, UK

About the event

The six research workshops are taking place every Friday between 18th October and 22 November 10am - 12pm. It is hoped that participants can attend all six workshops, though there is flexibility around this. Workshops are free and refreshments are included.

The workshops are for the over 75s, and can be adapted to suit people's needs. The aim of the project is to explore and develop Inclusive Arts Practices that can support the over 75s to form additional connections (to each other, materials and space) and enable an increased sense of independence, belonging and purpose. As part of the Inclusive Arts Practice research we will explore the different ways our hands can be used, either by touch or manipulation of materials, whilst using pen, pastels, charcoal drawing, water based paints, inks, weaving, collage and clay. We will explore mark making, textures, collaboration and the relationship between materials, space and process.

The research responds to the common threads between the rise in the numbers of older people in society, their needs and continued desire to achieve independence and a sense of purpose and legacy identified by Dr Atul Gawande in Being Mortal.

I am only able to accept ten people for the workshops. The sessions have received ethical approval from Brighton University. I will meet with people ahead of commencing the workshops to gain consent and provide further information.

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