Residents at Graysford Hall Care Home, in Leicester, have enjoyed a brilliant ceramic workshop, led by local artist, Rachel B arnett. Rachel has a degree in glass and ceramics and teaches several classes as an arts practitioner for Leicestershire County Council schools and adult learners. The residents and the team at Graysford Hall were thrilled to have the opportunity to learn from a talented and experienced teacher.
The workshop was a real hit with residents, and it was great to see the wonderful creativity and imagination from everybody that took part.
The team at Graysford Hall look forward to the next session, where residents will be able to paint their brilliant pieces. The home is already planning its next project with Rachel, which will include making commemorative coin medals and other items for the Queen’s Jubilee in June.
Jayne Hill, Wellbeing Lead at Graysford Hall, was pleased to be able to organise the creative activity, and commented:
“At Graysford Hall, we promote creative expression and embrace and encourage learning new skills. There are so many benefits to creative expression, it improves mood and cognitive function, boosts self-esteem and alleviates stress and anxiety. The ceramic workshop was a chance for residents to get creative, in a sociable and welcoming space. It was also great for them to meet and get to know a very talented artist within their community.”