Art Workshops for Older People at the RVB

Organisation : NHS Lothian
Grant Amount : £ 4,500
Project Dates : April to September 2015

A series of 30 art workshops in two wards in the Royal Victoria Building for older people at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh building on a successful pilot programme run in early 2014.

The workshops will be run by one of Art in Healthcare’s professional artists who will run the workshops for patients both by their bedsides and in the communal lounge aiming to encourage social interaction, provide stimulation and build self-esteem for participants. As well as art materials the artist will take along an iPad giving participants access to a large selection of artworks on the screen by means of motivating them with their own creativity.