Building on the Canals Connect pilot project, Faceless has delivered a program of 26 silk painting workshops for groups identified and supported by the Trust’s health and wellbeing development team in Wakefield. Each two-hour workshop looked at the theme ‘where I live’ and participants explored images of their community and heritage.
These images were then turned into paintings with participants keeping their paintings and copies published in four unique books that then formed exhibitions to highlight their work. Participants were invited to the sharing day to see their work and meet other people who took part in the group.
Faceless worked in community centres, independent living schemes, with voluntary and community groups, with a wide range of ages and abilities. The workshops encouraged trans-generational working and provided a relaxing, social atmosphere for participants. It encouraged participants to engage in creative activities and improve self-esteem through this whilst
Participants were also signposted to other creative activities in their area celebrating their individuality and what they hold dear.