Make Room for Art

Later this month we are helping to launch a new project offering art workshops for people living with HIV in Lanarkshire.

The Make Room for Art project will offer eight free workshops between April and June, run by an experienced artist and covering a range of techniques from painting to printmaking.

The workshops are open to anyone who is living with HIV and absolutely no experience is required, just enthusiasm.

The project is a collaborative effort, involving the Terrence Higgins Trust, Art in Healthcare, NHS Lanarkshire and the Lanarkshire Blood Borne Virus Network, alongside Waverley Care.

Through a variety of projects, we’ve seen how getting involved in art activities can help people who are living with HIV to express themselves and share their experiences in a positive way that supports their mental health and wellbeing. It can help to reduce stress and anxiety, and gives people the chance to learn new skills while meeting new people.

The Make Room for Art workshops will run every Saturday from 21 April to 9 June 2018 in Motherwell. The sessions are free, and all materials and refreshments are provided. Anyone who would like to find out more and get involved can get in touch with Art in Healthcare on 0131 555 7638 or email admin@artinhealthcare.org.uk.

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