Home Stories / Crafty Cuppa
Home stories is an arts outreach project aimed at older people in Pontypridd. Working in partnership with organisations such as Age Connects we identify older isolated people in our communities. As appropriate participants are visited at home by a member of the Artis Team and lead artist. At this initial meeting the older person is supported to identify an object that will bring memories to life and encourage talk about past experiences.
Following this participants are encouraged to visit our Crafty Cuppa sessions.
Crafty Cuppas is a weekly craft group for people over the age of 50. The groups are very welcoming and participants are keen try out any art discipline. Each week the group try a different art form such as textiles, print-making, mosaics, clay, painting to name but a few. Crafty Cuppas are encouraged to get involved in different projects within Artis and our external partners.
We currently have two Crafty Cuppa opportunities:
Crafty Cuppas Pontypridd based in Fernbank House, Graig. They meet Mondays 10-12pm just £3pp including all art materials and refreshments
Crafty Cuppas Merthyr based in Red House, Merthyr Town Centre. They meet Thursdays 10- 12pm just £3pp including all art materials and refreshments.
Our Crafty Cuppa participants are now being supported during lockdown with online and distance learning creative packs. These packs are delivered every 3 weeks with a variety of creative worksheets and tasks to carry out in the safety of participants own home.
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