Together we will design and create 3D books that tell a story. Sarah will co-run the sessions, to carefully guide participants mindfully through a series of exercises that will inspire their final story book.
These workshops have been devised to respond to hidden illnesses and disabilities in a creative way as part of the ‘Who Cares?’ project funded by the Arts Council. Firstly, the intention is to give a voice or platform to participants to express themselves. Secondly, the creative output from these sessions will contribute towards a final art work created by Splodge Designs. The artwork is intended to inform the wider public around the topic of hidden disabilities. It will be displayed as a projection and soundtrack during the Portsmouth Shines Festival in November 2021.
All abilities are welcome to these fun interactive sessions. They are intended to be particularly tailored for people with hidden disabilities. However, we welcome anyone that would like to learn more and contribute towards this meaningful project.
As someone who often felt like an outsider, I became fascinated with human behaviour when I was working as an actor. At this time I was a part time support worker and acting in corporate role play training days and teaching youth theatre. I was awarded registration with Equity Arts Federation (UK), however working without a regular pay day was not ideal for me and nursing was the natural choice.
For me, understanding people, life and wellness, is closely linked to creativity. Dance, music, drama has always played a significant role in my life and I now have the pleasure of bringing these areas together in a meaningful way. I have studied Middle Eastern dance and rhythm for a number of years and enjoy the sense of connection and meditation music can have. I specialise in bringing therapeutic theory and creative expression together in my workshops and in my corporate programmes.
for more about me visit www.creativementalhealth.org.uk
We are specialists in:
• Carnivals and events, building costumes large and small.
• Public Art commissions and consultation with community involvement.
• Heritage projects; education and learning through art, design and research.
• Soundscapes and light projects, using animation, images, recordings and 3D mapping.
• Lantern making with light, willow and large scale structures.
• Game design, designing and building games.
We are a regularly commissioned company for community ventures with Hampshire County Council, Havant Borough Council and Portsmouth Art Services. Splodge Designs has been involved in many different public art and community projects from working with HMS Alliance to build a 14 metre long submarine to Palmerston Road Regeneration Project, designing and creating bronze rubbings and silk paintings with the community.