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Pens Paper Parents

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SW9 6FZ

Myatts Field North Centre

24 Crawshay Road

London

SW9 6FZ

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Being a parent to a young child can be hard work.

Join our free group art sessions to explore your creative side and learn activities to support you and your family.

Pens, Paper, Parents is funded through a LEAP community grant and is being organised by local mums (on a voluntary basis) who see the benefit of creative activities to their wellbeing and time with their children.

How are the sessions structured?

The sessions are designed to work as a course so we are looking for parents/carers to book and attend all 3 monthly sessions where possible.

  • Thursday 17 Oct - Session 1 - Dry materials - pens, paper etc

  • Thursday 14 Nov - Session 2 - Wet materials - paints and printing

  • Thursday 12 Dec - Session 3 - Clay based - tactile tools (clay / playdough)

Who are the sessions for?

We are aiming the sessions at parents/carers in the local SW9 area who are curious about art e.g. if you have enjoyed art in the past (at school say), or are interested in exploring a creative outlet to help at home.

No past experience is necessary as we are aiming this at all levels. We want people to come and try! We will encourage participants to enjoy the process and not focus on the end product.

You are welcome to bring your under 4 with you to the session, or come alone - whatever suits your childcare arrangements.

Who will be running the sessions?

The sessions will be run by experienced arts and early years practitioners (DBS checked) but not dedicated counsellors or other mental health care professionals. The facilitators will set up a series of activities for you to try and will set the pace according to the group - we will take it slowly - we know parents can be tired and stressed!

What about the set up?

Healthy drinks and snacks will be available. Attendees are welcome to take time out for feeding, nappy changes and refreshments.

Please wear clothing that you are happy for you and your child to get a little messy in. Materials will be safe / readily available art materials - nothing specialist as we want people to take ideas home with them.

The venue is accessible to prams and wheelchair users, and a baby change table is available.

What else might I need to know?

We are aiming to exhibit some of the work produced and will invite you to participate - this will be optional. We will also hand out sketchbooks so attendees can keep being creative inbetween the monthly sessions.

We would also like to record (photograph and video) the sessions as part of the marketing and evaluation and will seek your permission to do so for you and your child/ren. Finally, we will ask for your feedback on the sessions as we plan to repeat the course in early 2020.


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SW9 6FZ

Myatts Field North Centre

24 Crawshay Road

London

SW9 6FZ

United Kingdom

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