Our PROGRAMMES

CREATIVE WELLBEING
– IN PROFILE

Programme in creative digital communication – multi media CVs.

Participants learn new skills in photography & film, digital art, stop frame animation, creative writing, which will be used to create a unique personal digital CV

‘In Profile’ will focus on learning new skills specifically designed with fail safe modules to in a safe supportive environment to provide:

Animation facilitates

“the slowing and stretching of time to examine or re-
examine a seemingly insignificant moment, which can turn out to be a key moment in a life.”
(Mason 2011)

DEMENTIA ADVOCACY

One off workshops /6 -12 week animation & Digital Art programmes

In our experience no one has been intimidated by the technology or reticent to try something new…….. Our approach and advice is to focus on what the technology allows you to do rather than the technology itself. What happens if you press this?

Animation – using personal and significant objects to bring stories to life.

Q” animation is memory that moves and evolves”
(Sherman in Gehman & Reinke 2005)

Bo and Zoe pioneered animation with people living with dementia.

Choosing objects which represent or link with skills and interests can be a catalyst for learnt behaviour. They can provide a cognitive light switch or an external trigger like music.

Sometimes just holding the object is enough. The instant playback facility of the animation helps mitigate the anxiety of losing your place.

It also allows participants to ‘Zone into the detail’ at their own pace and focus on certain moments that had a profound resonance.

The liberation from the literal in stop frame animation provides an opportunity for creative expression that can transcend language, bridge realities and communicate sometimes sensitive and personal narratives. The process is an all encompassing activity that can be immensely therapeutic, improve mood and focus.

“Teach me something my great grandson doesn’t know”

Digital Art

In our experience no one has been intimidated by the technology or reticent to try something new…….. Our approach and advice is to focus on what the technology allows you to do rather than the technology itself. What happens if you press this?

Digital self portraits, collage, montage, still life, projections.

DIGITAL LITERACY CAMPAIGN

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