Printmaking for Health and Wellbeing
Printmaking is a practical ‘hands-on’ art form, where people can enjoy learning to use different tools, inks and techniques to create spectacular and sometimes unexpected and surprising results.
Because the basic skills are quite straightforward to acquire, printmaking is an art form that people who have been ill, or who are recovering from an illness, can find enjoyable and helpful to their recovery. When we work with people who have depression and other forms of ill-health, they tell us that printmaking with us helps them to relax and express themselves, as we provide a non-threatening, social and creative atmosphere.
People attending our workshops also tell us that they feel more confident and able to to do things that they used to find daunting, such as getting out of the house, meeting new people, or trying something different.