Creative Tuesdays

on Thursday, 15 June 2017. Posted in Blog Tags Art Therapy, Cancer support, CancerCare, Creative groups, Creative Tuesdays, Kendal, Lakes Centre

CancerCare run a variety of weekly creative groups at our Lancaster & Kendal centres, open to anyone who has been affected by cancer.  In this blog, Art Group Facilitator Donna Campbell explains more about the benefits of art therapy as well as sharing some gorgeous examples of the group's work.

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"We meet in the art room at The Lakes Centre in Kendal, 10.30am - 3.30pm every Tuesday.

As well as being guided in art and craft activities, participants say they find it a safe and confidential space to share their experiences. Attending the group regularly and being creative is relaxing and can also help with feelings of isolation."

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"It's the being here, the company, being absorbed in something and having a laugh about our mishaps as we're all in the same boat."  Pat Gordon & Lucy Simpson

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"When I first started it was good to talk to other people who had been through similar things to myself. I've learned new skills, made gifts for friends and my silk paintings are hanging on the wall at home." Helen Gove

"You can direct your own creative projects with support or join in group workshops and activities. There's no pressure and everyone is encouraged to work at their own pace."

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"I've brought unfinished projects which have been lurking in the cupboard and finished them, as well starting new ones."  Andrea McHugh

"As a group, we get involved in local Community Art Projects. For example, Yarn in the Yards in Kendal 2016 and currently, The Quaker Tapestry, Storm Desmond Flood Project.

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This can be a stepping stone in building confidence and skills to progress onto other courses or employment, whichever is appropriate. The group is free to join and we are always happy to welcome new members."

Donna Campbell , Art Sense

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If you would like to join Creative Tuesdays or find out more about CancerCare's range of creative groups, give us a call on 01524 381 820.