December 2019 we launched some brand new intergenerational ARTventurers
sessions in South Tyneside, with the aim of bringing old and young together
through art and creative play.
We have taken our award-winning ARTventurers classes into the care home so that the care home residents can join in alongside the under fives and their parents, taking part in the creative activities and joining in with the singing and dancing too.
The intergenerational sessions are so exciting and have so much potential. There is a lot of research to suggest that intergenerational work helps to support positive mental health for older people who can otherwise feel isolated and lonely. It also helps children’s social, emotional and physical development and wellbeing.
It is so exciting that we have brought these really special classes to the area. The feedback from residents within the home has been fantastic. One lady said she was thrilled to see how well the children engaged in the activities on offer to them and how none of them were afraid of getting a little messy. She was amazed at how capable and talented they are despite their young age. She told me she had never had children of her own but loves spending time with children as it makes her feel happy and more youthful herself.
This is what it is all about; bringing joy to people of all ages through art and creative play.
Classes are now running fortnightly within the home and spaces can be booked via the book a class section of our website.
If you would like more information or to chat about all of the classes we run at ARTventurers South Shields, Jarrow and Hebburn, then drop me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org or search for us on Facebook and Instagram.