The arts can help with some of the challenges associated with ageing, such as loneliness and isolation. Illness and impairment can make it difficult to pursue interests and hobbies that involve going out. We make art accessible for people that would find it difficult to visit museums and galleries by bringing it to your care setting or community group venue.
I Picture This enables people to look at art, share ideas and offer opinions. It provides an opportunity for people to get know each other better and have in-depth conversation.
I Picture This: at home art packs can be used by care home residents independently or with other residents. With a focus on looking and discussing, no prior knowledge of art is necessary; residents can use the packs on their own or with the assistance of a carer or activities worker.
A phone call is offered to each care home or community group to introduce the materials and offer help and support in using it.
A limited number of free I Picture This: at home art packs are available to residents of Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield.
I Picture This: at home art packs are dementia-friendly. We encourage carers to ask open-ended questions and allow time and space for forming and sharing responses. The packs are designed to be flexible and encourage in-the-moment participation. They work best as part of a one-to-one conversation.
We visit care homes, day centres and community venues in Hertfordshire. Our visit can help encourage people into your communal area to meet others in a relaxed and informal way. Sessions can be tailored to complement the work of visiting artists or art therapists. We love it when partners and carers join in too!
Our educators have extensive experience of working with people living with dementia. Visits to specialist dementia and high dependency units can also be arranged.