An Lanntair has launched Creative Connections Lewis and Harris – a new series of online visual arts workshops, in Gaelic and English, for the Over 60s.

Funded and supported by Inspiring Scotland’s Creative Communities programme, Creative Connections Lewis and Harris provides creative and social online opportunities for older adults, with classes in painting, drawing, sewing, and textile-work now available to book – a perfect surprise gift to cheer up a friend or family member!

“Many communities have excellent provision in place to support the practical needs of older people, but with few community facilities open during this time of COVID-19 restrictions, many people living in remote areas are isolated,” said An Lanntair Education & Outreach Projects Manager, Moira Macdonald.

“Opportunities to be creative and chat with others are essential to maintain strong mental health and good quality of life, and our new range of online workshop provide a supportive group, a place where people can get to know one another, and enjoy positive creative experiences and conversation in the language of their choice.”

All starting in the last week of January and running for eight weeks, four fun, exciting and inspiring Creative Connections Lewis and Harris online workshops are now available to book:

  • Inspiring Textiles with Pieter Van Der Werf 
  • Fabric Memory Books with Annabel Pattulo
  • Home is where the Art is with Kate Temple
  • Rannsachadh Ealain Lèirsinneach (Exploration into Visual Arts) with Sandra Kennedy – delivered in Gaelic

The workshops will be delivered online via Zoom.

An Lanntair can lend participants a laptop if required (limited numbers), and our Project Co-ordinator Mark Jones is also on hand and happy to provide support with technical issues and set up ‘practice’ Zoom sessions to assist.

Creative Connections Lewis and Harris online workshops are FREE to attend, but spaces are limited, and booking is essential.

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