Craft Café© workshops, run by Impact Arts in partnership with Elderpark Housing Association, are free creative arts workshops for over-60s in the Govan area. The classes run three days per week at the Elderpark Centre, giving local older people the chance to work with an experienced professional artist on everything from painting and drawing, to handmade crafts, sculpture, sewing, knitting, embroidery, photography, ceramics and more.
Craft Café© members have free access to a rich supply of art materials, and can choose exactly what they want to do when they attend with support from the tutor team always at hand. The aim of Craft Café© is to celebrate the artistic achievements of local older people, while offering a safe, social, creative atmosphere to help stop older people from becoming isolated in their homes. They also offer physical and mental health benefits. Of members surveyed in 2018,
98% said Craft Café© had helped their physical or mental health,
95% said they felt more confident
98% said they felt more socially connected
99% said they felt greater stability in their life.
The Craft Café© is always looking for new members’ whether you consider yourself creative or not, come along and give it a try and see if it’s for you!
Where: Elderpark Centre, 82 Elderpark Street,, Govan, Glasgow G51 3SS
When: Drop in on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10am – 4pm
Contact: Charlotte Craig, Lead Tutor, on 07793 081 951 or at firstname.lastname@example.org