CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

What works for you, works for us!!

The Coronavirus pandemic has made a great difference to our lives. For many of us losing touch with significant networks and changes to our everyday routines has meant we haven’t had the usual opportunities to talk to others and openly express ourselves.

At the Melville we think that increasing people’s access to the arts so they can find their voice through whatever medium feels right, will be helpful and give everyone a lift. We’re learning what Community Arts is all about – good communication, team working, collaboration, generosity of spirit… and low-cost access to the Arts.

To help us find out what arts projects will help people ‘enjoy the moment’ and achieve great things, we need to hear about your interests and aspirations.

Between us we may be able to put a group together and raise the funding for the sessions to be free. Times are challenging, but we have opportunities too.

ART CLASSES, WORKSHOPS AND COLLABORATIVE ART PROJECTS

We look forward to extending our offer of art classes and individual workshops as lockdown restrictions lift. Do talk to us if you’d like to identify a class or workshop you’d like to participate in or if there’s a class or workshop you’d like to deliver.

We’d also be glad of your suggestions for collaborative and individual projects which have a good social outcome and can be undertaken locally. We’re being seriously encouraged to apply for the pandemic related funding provisions available. We will happily partner with other organisations and/or individuals to set free as much creative energy as possible, enjoy the wellbeing it brings, and help community art happen.

MOVEMENT FOR WELLBEING CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

At present we are not delivering movement for wellbeing classes and workshops. However, two series of movement workshops, with wellbeing objectives in terms of expressing emotion through movement and fitness, will soon be available via YouTube. Denni Dennis, Blodeuo Project facilitator, has designed one series of 12 online sessions      for individuals who are self-supporting and a second series of 12 online sessions for individuals who are seated. Links will be posted in due course.

LITERATURE

The Writing for Fun workshops will resume in due course – as lockdown restrictions are lifted. Information will be posted here as available.

MUSIC

Please let us know if you are interested in joining (or leading) an introductory level/lay person’s Theory of Music class/series of workshops.

A certain amount of interest has already been expressed….

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