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Sculpture session a hit for Ellesmere House residents and local pupils

June 27th 2018

 

Arts and sculpture sessions are shaping intergenerational relationships between local pupils and Chelsea care home residents. 

Residents at Ellesmere House teamed up with pupils from the Servite RC Primary School to create salt dough portrait busts, inspired by the Frink Sculpture in the RBS Gallery’s forecourt.

The session was part of an ongoing intergenerational art project organised by the Royal Society of Sculpture. Over the course of eight weeks, a group of children aged four and five and residents from Ellesmere House will meet to take part in various art activities, including portrait drawing and sculpture creation.

The project aims to offer the children a unique experience, while giving residents the opportunity to take part in a meaningful activity set in a highly creative setting – all while creating intergenerational relationships.  

Ellesmere House lifestyle coordinator, Rita Matuseviciute,said: “This art project is a great example of how activity based care at Ellesmere house supports residents to continue enjoying their passions and hobbies. It is remarkable to see how art can really bring people together and put a smile on the faces of everyone around. 

“Intergenerational relationships have also proven to have many benefits for young and older alike. It gives older people a sense of purpose, improves wellbeing and reduces isolation, while children can learn from their life history and experiences. It is wonderful to see the friendships blossoming, and our residents are all looking forward to the next art session!”

 

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