The close concentration (caught on camera) of these two wonderful older women in sheltered housing as they enjoyed one of our regular art groups. Over the years, we have seen that painting is therapeutic and mindful for many people of all ages but particularly for people as they age.
We are delighted to have volunteers visiting older people across Leicester and Leicestershire regularly to support L4A’s ongoing art and craft groups. From Market Harborough to Quorn, we will try to support care settings to provide learning and arts activities for their residents.
Collaborating closely, residents of one extra care unit each create a separate part of these designs using lino printing techniques and then combine them together to form a final finished piece that is more than the sum of the separate parts.
These beautiful birds have been proudly painted by Neil who really enjoys the regular art group we host in his sheltered housing unit, even if he is usually the only male attending it. He has proudly framed this series of gorgeous British birds he has produced and we think that he is right to be proud of his work.
Doreen is very proud of her sunflowers and spent time studying Van Gogh’s original in order to create her own interpretation here at her own art group.
Of course, at L4A, we don’t mind if you’re recreating original masterpieces or inventing your own but we are delighted to be supporting so many older artists across Leicester and Leicestershire to feel proud of what they draw, paint, sketch, print, chalk, ink and much much more with us each and every week.
We are always looking for more volunteers to support our art groups across the city and county, or even to start new ones so please do get in touch with us via email or here if you think you could help out at all, or if you would like to support our work in another way – we’d love to hear from you!