Creative Age

Creative Age and the Connect & Create Art Project

Would you like the opportunity to get creative and work with different artists each month through Zoom workshops, phone calls and art packs sent to your home?

From January – March 2021 Sunderland Culture is inviting Sunderland residents to take part in a new Connect and Create Art Project to stay socially connected and creative over the winter period. The group is for those who want to stay active or are perhaps going through the diagnosis stage of dementia or other similar conditions.

Each month participants will receive a different art pack by post or email – including colourful paper, art materials, and activity instructions.

There will be a different theme each month:

January: Music and Movement
February: Connecting Across Cultures
March: Growth and Renewal

Activity instructions will be sent weekly by post or email with weekly telephone or group Zoom calls offering a social chat to maintain personal connection and support with activities.

The group Zoom calls will take place weekly on Wednesdays from 11am – 12pm, starting on Wednesday 13 January.

If you don’t feel confident using zoom calls then just let us know and zoom training can either be provided by our staff or you can choose to have weekly telephone calls instead.

Sunderland residents also have the opportunity to join one of Sunderland Culture’s two Creative Age groups who will be welcoming new members from January – March 2021:

Creative Age Group        Wednesdays from 1pm – 2pm
Weekly creative zoom sessions for adults living with dementia and their carers

Creative Age Carers Group         Wednesdays from 2.15pm – 3.15pm
Weekly creative zoom sessions for current adult carers or those who were previously carers.

To find out more about the Connect and Create Art Project and the Creative Age groups or to register your interest, please e-mail Jennie Lambert, Public Engagement & Learning Manager on [email protected] or call 07729261367.

This activity has been funded through the National Lottery Community Fund and DCMS