Our Creative well-being project, developed by Community Arts by ZK responded to the difficult times we have all experienced during the pandemic. We invited Pendle Women’s Forum to join the project with two assistant psychologists, Ameera Iqbal and Charlotte Harding from NHS Lancashire & South Cumbria. The project aimed to promote well-being and creativity through art workshops. The sessions offered opportunities for those involved to relax, enjoy and develop relationships; all of which helped to support self-healing and inspired people to discover new skills and interests.
Jennene Whiteley was our artist in residence for this project. Jennene is a professional community artist working in the Pendle area. Jennene led 10 weekly workshops that explored printing techniques, collage and mixed-media. Jennene’s practice uses art in playful ways to promote well-being.
The project encouraged conversations between the participants, artist and psychologists and inspired people to share their stories and experiences. The workshops were fascinating, therapeutic and fun, and the community thoroughly enjoyed them.