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Fantastic work that is coming back to us. brilliant to see the different approaches to the same brief. The response we have got back from this has been overwhelming and the fact that our group members are telling us how these art packages and projects are helping them through this difficult time. We have enjoyed seeing the results come back to us. Well done everyone. We can also announce that we can prolong this work as we have had our National Lottery Awards For All have accepted our funding bid too. So great news and great work happening here


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This week we are showcasing  the work of group members, Peter, Pat and Rita.  Fantastic drawing from Peter and Rita. Peter’s observational drawing of his slippers is just brilliant.  Love the experimenting by Rita of overlapping her drawings. That looks fantastic. Pat has been working on our “Right In Front Of My Nose” Project which asked members to recreate their view from their window. Pats drawings look very bright and vivid. Just what is needed at this time. Put a wide smile on our face and we hope it does yours. Great work. Keep it up everyone. These are looking great.

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We will be showcasing our “Nowhere To Go” Project on here and our social media websites. Each group member has received an art package containing materials and instructions to keep creative over this  period of isolation. The task for this first one was to draw your shoes which are for most people lying idol in their homes. On this posting we will be Sharing work from 3  members ( Marie, John and Jean). These works are fantastic and we hope you enjoy them as much as we did.

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Art Packages

Making art packages for the members of Gorton Visual Arts. With little financial resources we have ordered art materials for all our 15 group Members who are older people and people with learning difficulties, many who live alone. They will be sent by post to members with stage by stage instructions and printed images related to the structured programme. A few members have phones and cameras to take pictures of the work which we will hopefully be able to share with you. Feel free to take part with the project if you have materials at home (we will post instructions). When this is all over we will be sharing the work at Gorton Library. Stay safe and keep well.
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And what a session !!, tea , sing songs and chocolate’s handed around .
As everything comes to a close , we would like to share with you our project entitled “alone no more ” which seems appropriate as we all isolate to consider ourselves and most importantly others.

During the last 2 weeks , we have loved doing these self portraits, and the results are fantastic as always.

Well done everyone !!!

We will continue to contact the group members over the coming weeks, months and perhaps develop some creative opportunities for everyone to participate at home.


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Our last workshop (for this project) at The Oasis Centre in Gorton. It was great to see familiar faces again and new faces getting involved with this project. Your time and effort has been top notch. We would like to share with you some of the feedback we got without saying any names. ” It’s been a good experience learning the skill” “Enjoyed myself. Enjoyed the painting” ” I don’t concentrate on many projects, but I’ve enjoyed doing this with the group”
Great work and we will hope to showcase this work when the project comes to an end. Pleasure working with the Oasis Centre as ever. Thank you.





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Top work yet again !!

Continuing our project “Alone No More” making stamp designs. Started the workshop with a drawing exercise using putty rubbers to draw into smudged charcoal. The stamps are looking fantastic and very, very colourful.

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