The Creative Arts are avalaible to anyone accsessing our care, whether you are a patient, a family member or a carer. You can be referred to the Creative Arts through any of the Hospice in the Weald team, then either Creative Arts Assistant or Art Therapy Coordinator, will meet you to discuss your interests, needs and what you hope to achieve. We will then discuss with you what you would wish to access.
You DO NOT have to think of yourself as an ARTIST to join in. The creative arts team are here to support and guide you towards any goals you may have. We have various groups and one-to-one sessions in Creative Art. One-to-one sessions with our creative arts assistants involve two main themes - either memory projects or creative expression.
Work with our creative arts assistants to create memory projects, leaving a legacy. These can take many forms such as a memory box or book, photographic collages, family trees, recipe books, vocal recordings, DVDs, letters, life stories, hand print recording, poetry collections, digital books online and many more. A memory project is your legacy to be left to a loved one. We can assist with the technical parts of your project and help to guide you through the processes. This may be something you want to do together with your friends and family.
Do you want to create pieces of artwork? Use art to communicate? Discuss and view famous art pieces? Do you need something to focus on?
We use a variety of exercises and techniques such as visual diaries, self-portraits, creative writing, image cards, art expression, Google-art and many more. Do not worry if you do not think of yourself as artistic, the creative arts team are there to give advice and assistance with technique and skills. You will be surprised by what you can achieve!
See some of our patients’ artwork and exhibitions in our gallery.