WAG workshop- Melanie Thomlinson

We were very lucky to have a workshop with Melanie Thomlinson. The group made some fabulous work:

Melanie trained in illustration at Birmingham School of Art. She works from her studio at home in Birmingham and also as an artist leading participatory projects. She has won several awards for her work and her sculptures can be found in collections in this country and abroad.

Read more about Melanie Thomlinson on her website.

Still Lively sessions – Shire Living – Choices Housing

Here are a few photos from the latest Still Lively sessions at Shire Living, Choices Housing.

This particular exercise/art game is inspired by the work of Sarah Taylor Silverwood Sarah is a visual artist with a practice rooted in drawing and language, used as material to produce publications, animations and installation works.

A tenant at Maywood collects traced images to compose his own artwork:


A couple from Chasewood collect traced archaeological images to create their artworks:


Novice artists at Chasewood use traced images as an aid to composition – and confidence!


Creative Health CIC – Privacy Policy

We are inviting people attending Still Lively workshops and exhibitions to fill in a participant survey. We are using the information we collect to report to our funders about who is benefiting from our activities. All answers are anonymous.


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Sharing Stories

Creative Health CIC Director, Kate Gant was asked by The Baring Foundation to write a blog post about Still Lively, our Celebrating Age project.

In the post Kate talks about the stories collected from everyone involved in the programme. Many of these stories talk about gaining a sense of purpose, of rediscovering the joy of the arts, and being proud of their achievements.

Read the full blog hereStill-Lively-Celebrating-Age-7-690x460