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 Elderly explore the abstract in National Day of Arts

Elderly explore the abstract in National Day of Arts

By 30th September, 2019 Press Releases Comments Off

PAINT brushes were at the ready for a National Day of Arts at a care home in Sandiacre, Derbyshire.

Residents at Longmoor Lodge Care Home, on Longmoor Lane, emulated the famous abstract artist Wassily Kandinsky during their arty activities.

They used a range of colours to create their own abstract masterpieces, covering their canvases in bright swirls and dots.

The activity was run as part of the inaugural National Day of Arts in Care Homes, promoted by charity The Baring Foundation, which aims to highlight and encourage art among the elderly.

Kim Bibby, regional manager for the Hill Care Group, which operates Longmoor Lodge Care Home, said: “The residents were shown works from several great artists on the internet and they agreed that they liked the bright colours of Kandinsky’s work.

“So they had a fun day emulating his abstract style, choosing their colours and patterns to make their own masterpieces.

“Art sessions are run at the home regularly but the National Day of Arts in Care Homes was another great opportunity to break out the paint brushes, palettes and canvasses and let the residents explore their creative sides.”