The Fountain Art Group

Every Tuesday

10:30-12:30

Our Group

The Fountain Art Club meets each Tuesday morning 10:30-12:30 in the socially creative atmosphere of the Lince Suite, to explore the possibilities of painting and drawing. The group is self motivated and dedicated to regular attendance. Often artists automatically share ideas through friendly supportive discussion. A complete artwork reveals a progress in self development and evokes a great sense of personal achievement. We have a good stock of materials, which are free. Tea, coffee and biscuits are supplied by the group for that all important break. This group is led by Ken Henshaw.

Picasso. When asked

“What is art?”

Replied:

“What isn’t it?”

How can creative art benefit mental health?

  • Relaxation, enjoyment and inner calm.
  • Emotional expression, self expression (important healing influence)
  • Social opportunities for recognition and achievement (displaying work)
  • An enhanced sense of identity.
  • Development of personal language (style)
  • Improving existing skills (lost talent)
  • Raised self esteem.
  • A deeper concentration and in-depth focus.
  • Combat rigid thinking patterns.
  • Engages right hand brain to produce a sense of tranquility, intuition, emotion, spontaneity and design thinking.
  • Provides a sense of purpose giving structure to an otherwise shapeless day
  • Enhanced social skills an community integration.
  • Introductions to understanding Art and artists as a walk of life.

Our Tutor: Ken Henshaw

Born in Toxteth, Liverpool, Ken studied at Wirral Metropolitan College, Sunderland University and the State Academy. Riga, Latvia. He specializes in painting and drawing. Public Art (Mural painting and Sgraffito) and has exhibited widely over many years. His work can be found in collections throughout the UK in both public and private sector.

Ken is currently resident artist and volunteer Art contractor at Wirral Mind where he instigated the Foundation Art Group. He also presents the workshop for Learning for Growth courses at the Fountain Project.

 

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