December has been a truly wonderful month for art as Chelsea Court Place has been adorned with an array of fabulous art and craft made by our residents and members.
Grace Holliday, our artist in residence, has returned for a second phase of creative workshops where she works with the members and residents to discuss and produce a wider range of art using a multitude of mixed media and techniques.
The Christmas wreath making workshop has been a particular highlight, where the Chelsea Court Place artists (members and residents) have created their own wreath to hang on their door. Christmas boxes containing sensory moss, pines, cinnamon sticks, glittered pine cones, pompoms and personalised Christmas messages were also made by the artists; a wonderful, reflective activity that encouraged conversation based around the atmospheres of Christmas and what the members like most about this time of year.
Additionally, our artists have also enjoyed making Christmas cards for family members, colouring baubles and making Christmas decorations.
Chelsea Court Place has truly been brightened by the personal artistic touches, which truly makes it a “home”. These workshops also instil a great sense of pride in each individual, improve confidence and instigate conversation.
Inspired by the homemade wreaths? Here Grace Holliday Gives a Step by Step Guide to Creating a gold leaf craft wreath at home:
Leaves or foliage (or paper leaves)
Gold spray paint
Cut a hole in the centre of the paper plate
Begin to glue the leaves, overlapping slightly and working your way around the whole circle
Leave to dry
Spray with gold paint
Hang and enjoy!