Visual Arts Workshops in a Palliative Care setting

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Event details

Event date: 
14 June 2016
10.30 & 14.00
Event duration: 
1 hr 30 mins
Type of event: 
Workshop / participation
Target audience and any restrictions: 
professionals working in palliative care or arts and health care
All ages
Access for wheelchair users: 
Venue name: 
Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice
71 Carlton Place, Glasgow
G5 9TD
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Ticketing information: 
Please email:
Ticket availability: 
Limited places
Email address to reserve a place:
Telephone number to reserve a place: 
0141 429 5599

About the event

We are offering two practical workshops exploring visual arts activities within the context of palliative care. We would like to take this opportunity to share aspects of our practice and to celebrate our service's achievements to date. Sessions are open to professionals working within palliative care and arts in health care.

We will host two sessions on Tuesday 14 June 2016: 10.30am - 12pm and 2pm - 3.30pm

Spaces are limited, so booking is essential. Please book either the AM or PM workshop.

The Creative Arts Service is delivered by three graduate artists, all experienced in arts and health practice. The programme comprises visual art workshops that are open to all patients, family members and carers accessing hospice services. The central aim of the service is to offer people the opportunity to develop their own creativity as a means of personal expression. We aim to give people back some of the control they have lost through illness, disability and caring responsibilities. It also offers people the chance to try something new and to develop new skills, whilst engaging in a relaxing and meaningful activity during a difficult time in life.

Art staff work with individuals to tailor activities to each person’s interests and abilities to ensure the best possible outcome from each session. A process-led approach results in absorbing and rewarding experiences that helps alleviate anxiety and provide relaxation. The Creative Arts Service is motivated by the therapeutic benefits gained from developing personal creativity as a route to a sense of wellbeing, rather than analysing issues raised in the creation of art work or art work itself, as would be the case in Art Therapy.

This will be an informal practical session using a range of different art materials. No experience necessary.




Creative Arts Service Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice
Kirsty Stansfield
0141 429 5599


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