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Create+ A Creative Wellbeing Offer for MFT staff

Create+ Workshop

About Create+ Create+ is a friendly and informal  six week workshop programme delivered from our Arts & Wellbeing Centre located at the Manchester Oxford Road Campus. Staff attend a 2.5hr workshop each week in a small group of no more than 6 people. Workshops are delivered by skilled, professional artists and accessible to everyone. NO...

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Team Building: Creative Wellbeing Workshops for MFT Staff

CREATIVE WELLBEING WORKSHOP

"Thanks for the session with the team – I have had such great feedback, they have said it is the best team building exercise they have done. As we are a Trust-wide service and we do so much remotely these days, it was the first time some of the team had met face to face....

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‘Finding the right words’- a creative writing workshop to celebrate Black History Month

Creative Writing

Because there is too much to say Because I have nothing to say Because I don’t know what to say Because everything has been said Because it hurts too much to say What can I say what can I say Why I don’t write about George Floyd- Toi Derricotte This October the UK celebrates Black...

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Costume + Mask Making with Cacophony Arkestra Drop in Workshops

Costume + Mask Making

Calling ALL MFT staff!! Join Carnival Arts organisation Cacophony Arkestra in this creative costume design workshop to create dazzling costumes and masks for the CREATE.CONNECT.UNWIND Festival parade on May 20th 2022 @ ORC Boulevard. In this fun and vibrant workshop you will work with visual artists and co-founders Bob Heath and Alastair Price of Cacophany...

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Beautiful Botanics with Jacqui Symons

Printmaking

Nature printing is a way to create prints directly from our natural environment without the need for any drawing or painting skills. Using leaves, plants and flowers to print directly onto paper, you’ll learn how to ink up the leaves, how to achieve subtle colour changes and pick out leaf veins and other details. Create...

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Spring Forward with Alison Waters

Bookmaking

Join artist Alison Waters for a workshop to explore colour and collage + co-create with MFT colleagues a large scale hand made concertina book for public exhibition at the Create.Connect.Unwind Festival in May ‘22. Spring inspires many people to think about the future. During this workshop you will learn about book making and explore colour...

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Wood Block Printing with Colette Whittington

Printmaking

Come and join Lime printmaking artist Colette Whittington for an introduction to wood block printmaking and help us create a unique alphabet. Learn how to create your own fonts using hand drawn graphic design processes and have a go at carving and printing your own block. No prior printmaking experience necessary, everybody is welcome. No...

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Lime Open Studios – Meet the Artist

DROP IN

No need to book! Drop into the new Lime Art Studio and find out all about our Create.Connect.Unwind+ Staff creative wellbeing programme, meet Lime lead visual artist, Colette Whittington, have a tour round the studio and try your hand at some short activities. Colette Whittington is an artist, printmaker and educator who has been leading...

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Stop Motion Animation with Helen Farley

Stop motion

Have you ever wanted to create your own animation? Artist Helen Farley will guide you through the process bringing your ideas to life. Work as part of a group and use various materials such as found objects, plastercine, coloured paper, foam boards for backgrounds and more!  At the end of the session everyone will have...

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Origami with Jacqui Symons

Origami

Explore the ancient art of paper folding. Join artist Jacqui Symons and learn the basic origami folds alongside making several different pieces of origami using beautifully patterned and handmade papers. We will also explore different ways to display and present your artwork with a view to exhibiting pieces at the Create.Connect.Unwind festival May '22 ....

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Spring Forward with Alison Waters

Bookmaking

Join artist Alison Waters for a two-part workshop to explore colour and collage and create a large scale concertina book for public exhibition. As part of Lime’s Create.Connect.Unwind+ Festival May ‘22 we’ve commissioned artist Alison Waters to work with MFT staff to create a large-scale concertina book. Spring inspires many people to think about the...

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The Power of Pattern with Ibukun Baldwin

Printmaking

Explore colour and pattern! Join visual artist and fashion designer Ibukun Baldwin for a fun, creative printmaking workshop where you will use simple stencil printing and painting techniques to create vibrant and dynamic patterns. Express yourself using colour and shape to create patterns which are uniquely you! No prior experience necessary - accessible for all...

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