Proven as therapy, music and art are recognised forms of creative expression. Whether by musical performance or through paint and brushes, each offers the participants an opportunity to escape.
Through a series of innovative monthly workshops, Valicity Care Services service users will get the opportunity to explore their creativity. Channel feelings and emotions and at the same time, learn some new skills.
Partnering with Artz-i (https://artz-i.com), an international art gallery, workshop participants are provided with the opportunity to create personal art using a whole range of artists’ materials.
Workshops will take place at the Bradford gallery a spacious, modern meets rustic venue once a month and, following an introduction, service users will get straight into putting brush and paint to paper.
It isn’t even about the creation of great works of art for gallery owner Mohammed Rasul. “Primarily, it’s an opportunity to help people, for them to try something new and to share the experience with others.” He continues. “We’re always looking to support and get involved with our local community and in particular, make a difference for young people. This gallery will offer a comfortable space to relax and hopefully produce some positive results.” Concluding. “I hope that we’ll see enjoyment, a smile or even just a change in posture. That would be enough to feel that we’ve succeeded in some small way to make a difference through these workshops.”
Swapping a brush for headphones and the second monthly activity offers care home residents the opportunity to dip into the world of music production. Here participants will be enrolled onto an online course provided by Birmingham Urban Rhythm Network or BURN (https://www.theburnproject.co.uk).
Supplied with a portable music studio, course participants will gain experience of the music industry. Trying their hand at song writing, music sequencing or even just having fun making sounds. A perfect opportunity to let creative expression out and who knows, we may discover hidden talents or Bradford’s next big thing?
Valicity Care Services founder Clayton Bryce said. “We’re always looking for engaging ways to inspire our residents. These latest workshops will provide the opportunity to mix enjoyment, the learning of new skills and who knows, maybe even career opportunities?”
I hope that we’ll see enjoyment, a smile or even just a change in posture. That would be enough to feel that we’ve succeeded in some small way to make a difference through these workshops.
These latest workshops will provide the opportunity to mix enjoyment, the learning of new skills and who knows, maybe even career opportunities?