HoW College Students Bring Art to All!

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HoW College Students Bring Art to All!

12 July 2019

Grey wall holding a piece of artwork that depicts a humming bird in an oak frame. Letter pinned next to it that contains the HoW College logo.

Heart of Worcestershire College’s (HoW College) Community and Adult Skills students have created art from the heart for patients at the Rowan Suite in Worcester Royal Hospital.

After being approached by a patient awaiting treatment, four different community art groups have come together through the ‘Art for All’ courses, delivered by HoW College, to create an art exhibition for the hospital.

The ‘Art for All’ classes are provided in community centres and assisted living schemes across the county and their aim is to offer a sense of wellbeing and common purpose for anyone who is interested in painting and drawing.

Talking about the project, Community and Adult Skills Lecturer, Karen Stone said:

“The classes are non-competitive, offering a comfortable environment for adults of all ages and abilities to come and try something creative whilst making new friends and sharing the day-to-day happenings of their week.

This being said, it seemed entirely appropriate that the artwork produced in these sessions could offer some brightness, as well as topics for conversation, to patients, relatives, friends and staff on the chemotherapy unit at Worcester Royal Hospital.”

Talking about the students on the course, Karen added:

“It has been a privilege to help my students create and put together the work on show in this exhibition. There are subjects for every taste including animals, local scenes, people and flowers with the hope that the pleasure of creating them will be shared with those looking at them.”

All the artwork displayed at the Rowan Suite are on loan from the artists themselves, with the hope that they will be replaced every few months with fresh pieces for patients to admire.

For more information about the ‘Art for All’ course and HoW College’s provision please click here.