This virtual ARTS Care package aims to keep everyone up to date with what we have going on and what other artsy things are happening, too.
August photography challenge
This August, we have decided to take our daily challenge into photography, so check out our Facebook page for a new challenge each day: click here.
For those of you who are not on Facebook and for further general information, click here to see all photography prompts to date.
Please email results to Rachel at email@example.com. At the end of the month, we will look at compiling your favourite photos into an online gallery for all to see and enjoy.
Creative Achievements During Lockdown Gallery
We are thrilled to be able to showcase the wonderful work created over the last 4 months
by some very talented individuals: click here.
Everyone’s experience of lockdown has been different and everyone will have managed the last few months in their own way. The work clearly shows how people have used the arts as a tool to navigate their way through last few months.
A HUGE well done to all who submitted their work; we are so proud to be able to showcase it.
July’s Daily Drawing Challenge Results Gallery
Well done to all who took part in this challenge. It was wonderful to see results coming in each day with different responses to the prompts: click here.
If you are missing the drawing challenge, try the photography challenge we have for August instead (see above), as the prompts can equally be used as drawing tasks.
Workshops/Information Supporting Mental Health and Well-being
Creative Communities Family-friendly Summer Sessions
This short series of sessions as part of our Creative Communities project will be family-friendly for the first time! The project supports adults who have experienced mental health problems in accessing professionally led arts activities, supporting well-being through creativity. As it is the summer holidays, children are welcome to take part with parents,
so get involved in one, two or all three of the following:
#1 ‘Easy Plant Inks’ on Thursday 20 August 2020: click here.
#2 ‘Flower Pounding’ on Wednesday 26 August 2020: click here.
#3 ‘Paper Weaving and Collage’ on Tuesday 1 September 2020: click here.
Write Well: Making Black Lives Matter
Get involved in the next series of creative writing workshops (Fridays 21 and 28 August, and 4, 11 and 18 September 2020, all 2pm to 4pm) for adults who have experienced mental ill health: click here.
What next for our Creative Communities mental health project?
If you have experienced mental health problems, let us know what activities you would like
to do next and how you would prefer to access workshops over the coming months. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey (deadline 21 August 2020) if you have not done
so already: click here.
Our lovely Angharad has started to do some outdoor face-to-face sessions as well as some very limited indoor opportunities, so please get in touch if you would like to hear more or get involved, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baby steps (parent and child dance) is also hoping to venture outdoors for some face-to-face workshops complying with government guidance; if you fancy this, contact Ashley at email@example.com.
If you don’t get a chance to get involved due to the limited number of spaces, or if you are not ready for face-to-face sessions just yet, then check out the following wonderful links to dance and movement sessions with ACGC’s artists.
Seated Dance Online
Class 1A (Steps to Health) by Lucy Coldman: click here.
Class 1B (Steps to Health) by Lucy Coldman: click here.
Class 2 by Angharad James: click here.
Class 3 by Angharad James: click here.
Class 4 by Angharad James: click here.
By Eeva Maria Mutka: click here.
Zumba (ACGC): click here.
Zumba 2 (ACGC): click here.
Zumba 3 (ACGC): click here.
‘Floorial’ (Arts Care): Strength and Conditioning for Dancers and Aerialists by Jess Allen:
Gentle Stretch and Relaxation by Jess Allen (Arts Care): click here.
Kids’ Dance (Arts Care): click here.
Greatest Showman Task (Arts Care): click here.
Youth Dance Hip Hop by Danny Rolls (Youth Dance): click here.