Art for health and Wellbeing for Retirees and Aged Care
‘Art for Wellbeing’ is a series of online visual arts experiences that are calming, enjoyable, exploratory, sensory, actively engaging and expressive. Art Friend’s has designed these experiences based on the evidence that creativity is beneficial for your health and wellbeing. The focus is on the creative process and the ‘self’ rather than on an end product. The program is suitable for anyone and accommodates those in different physical and psychological states.
Our Wellbeing workshops have been used in aged care facilities with very positive outcomes. The aim is to use art to create a sense of calm and to help reduce anxiety in all ages. The lessons use different media and each experience is very achievable .
Art Friend’s classes feature;
- 5 x 10 minute online fun experiences.
- Sessions which will take arround 1 hour to complete each.
- Materials that can be purchased at the local art shop or bought from Art Friends online.
- Focus is on simple art excercises to create an artwork.
Art is often used as a way of connecting with others. It is deeply satisfying providing stimulation and a sense of purpose.