Leave Your Mark

New Art Project being launched across West Sussex

MND West Sussex South would like to invite you to become involved in a themed art project which will run from January to March 2021. We have suggested ‘Collections’ as a theme but this is a starting point so don’t feel you have to stick to it. You can opt to change it if you wish. It’s up to you!

We would like to invite people living with or affected by MND, whether their families or supporters, to become involved with the project. It was Pablo Picasso who stated, “Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain an artist once they grow up.” Learning to create and succeed in new ways can instil a feeling of pride and even help you see your own strengths more clearly. Some people might feel intimidated by the prospect of making art especially if they haven’t engaged with the creative process for years. Simply making the effort to create can fill us with a sense of accomplishment. You don’t have to make something that looks perfect in order to obtain these feelings.

The Branch will supply the materials, and suggestions of how these can be used, to support, promote and encourage creativity in all its forms. We hope it will help you to re-discover your creative potential and provide ways to contribute to this project. You may choose to develop ideas through drawing, photography, collage, painting, sewing or knitting, lists, the written word, and collected ephemera/artefacts in whatever form they may take.

An explanation about the project, supporting notes, ideas sheet and places to look for inspiration will be included as a starting point. We hope to support this with small Zoom workshops with an experienced HCPC registered art therapist.

We would love to hear from you if you wish to become involved with this initiative.

Please contact your AV for more information