Printmaking sessions for people with dementia

Printmaking sessions for people with memory issues and other conditions are being run by Northern Print over ten weeks from October to December 2019.

The artist-led sessions are intended for those with memory issues, dementia, some long-term conditions as well as families and carers. Led by artist Cath Hodson the starting point will be an exhibition of Julian Meredith’s woodcut and relief printing work reflecting on the natural world.

Tactile and relaxing printmaking activities allow participants to work at their own pace, giving them the skills and support to try out a number of different print processes. A range of high quality printmaking materials will be provided.

The printmaking sessions are suitable for those without any experience as well as being flexible to enable those with some experience to expand their skills. They take place in the light and airy gallery in Ouseburn, and access the print studio. (Our building and activities are as accessible as possible with level access and accessible parking spaces.)

Sessions are on Tuesdays from 10.00am – 12.00pm. They begin on Tues October 15, until Tues December 17, 2019.

Booking is essential, by telephone, email or online. You can book all ten, or else individual sessions to suit.

£3.00 per session (or donations of your choice) towards cost of materials used. Refreshments provided.

For more information please get in touch with the team at Northern Print

Tel: 0191 261 7000

Email: enquiry@northernprint.org.uk

Northern Print, Stepney Bank, Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2NP

For more art and craft groups see pages 14-16 in the Golden Guide Northumberland 2019 and pages 15-18 in the Golden Guide Newcastle & North Tyneside 2019.

For more on dementia friendly activities and other health support groups see pages 66-82 (Northumberland 2019) and pages 65-81 (Newcastle & North Tyneside 2019)