Co-creative Care Home2020
We delivered eight sessions in four Fife and Dundee care homes early in 2020. The focus was on working alongside both service users and staff to create art and music together. We took a laid-back improvisatory 'jamming' approach during the sessions, with minimal planning, to allow things to emerge from our working together. We wanted to create a space where we could all make things up as we went along, rather than having us come in and 'run' the sessions. Participants living with dementia were especially enthusiastic about this approach, embracing the open space and bringing heaps of playful creativity. Drawings, collages and music were made with lots of joy and laughter together.