A group of residents at the Society’s supported home in Northwood Road, Whitstable have formed the Whitstable Creative Expression Group, enabling them to meet weekly and express themselves through creativity.
Accompanied by one of the residents, Mary’s daughter and son-in-law, the group of artistic residents regularly get together to get involved with an array of creative tasks.
Recent projects have included making cards, pottery, designing cartoon strips, painting still life and abstract subjects, sand art, glass painting and poetry t0 name a few!
The subjects are deliberately vague and open to interpretation, enabling everyone to get involved and put their own spin on the project, regardless of their capabilities.
Speaking of their creative projects, the residents all agreed they enjoyed the weekly meetings most, because they bring them together in the dining room.
Mary’s daughter, Rita commented: “It has been a pleasure to work with the residents and see the courage and determination, which they have all shown. Some of the residents are almost blind and others have terrible pain in their hands but everyone has had a go and the results are certainly cause for celebration.”
The residents next project is to participate in a creative writing course, as many of them thoroughly enjoyed the poetry element of their previous work.