This is a comprehensive one-week program specially tailored to enrich the lives of our senior participants. This course is a warm and inclusive space designed to encourage personal growth, creativity, and a sense of community among seniors. We believe that the senior years should be a time of exploration and continued self-discovery. To fulfill this vision, we offer a wide spectrum of creative and educational activities that span various domains, including the visual arts, culinary skills, textile work, jewelry crafting, memory preservation through scrapbooking, photography, and cognitive stimulation.
Our primary goal is to empower seniors, fostering their personal growth and cognitive vitality while nurturing social connections in an encouraging and friendly atmosphere. The course invites seniors to explore new interests, develop new skills, and cultivate personal development while enhancing their self-esteem. Moreover, it provides an opportunity for participants to keep their minds sharp through cognitive stimulation workshops that encompass memory exercises, problem-solving challenges, and mental fitness activities.
Throughout the course, participants will have the chance to explore their creative potential, acquire new skills, preserve cherished memories, nurture cognitive abilities, and build social connections. "Seniors in Creativity: Arts and Crafts for the Elderly" is an immersive experience that promises to provide seniors with a week of cultural exploration, self-expression, and creative enrichment, ultimately improving their overall well-being.
1. Creative Self-Expression: Participants will develop the ability to express themselves through various artistic mediums, such as painting, crafting, and photography.
2. Acquisition of New Skills: Seniors will acquire practical skills in cooking, sewing, jewelry making, scrapbooking, and photography.
3. Cognitive Enhancement: Seniors will engage in cognitive stimulation workshops designed to maintain and enhance their cognitive abilities, including memory, problem-solving, and mental fitness.
4. Preservation of Memories: Participants will learn the art of scrapbooking, enabling them to preserve and share cherished memories through creative design.
5. Social Interaction and Community Building: Seniors will have opportunities to connect with like-minded individuals, build new friendships, and share experiences, fostering a sense of community and belonging.
6. Personal Growth: The course encourages personal development, enhancing self-esteem, and providing a platform for exploring new interests and talents.
7. Wellness Through Creativity: Engagement in artistic and creative activities can contribute to improved mental and emotional well-being, providing an avenue for relaxation and personal fulfillment.
8. Lifelong Learning: The course promotes a culture of lifelong learning, encouraging seniors to continue exploring and acquiring new skills, even in their later years.
Lessons take place from Monday to Friday in the morning.
Day 1 - Monday: Welcome, School Presentations, and Course Introduction
Welcome and Getting to Know Each Other: Foster a sense of community
Course Objectives: Introduce participants to the aims and expectations of the program.
Introduction to Creative Arts: Encourage self-expression through artistic mediums.
Day 2 - Tuesday: Exploring Creative Arts
Painting Techniques: Explore different painting styles and methods.
Drawing and Sketching: Develop skills in drawing and sketching.
Crafting with Various Materials: Encourage creativity using different crafting materials.
Self-Expression through Art: Foster personal creativity and artistic expression.
Day 3 - Wednesday: Handmade Creations
Introduction to Handmade Art: Explore the world of handmade creations.
Craft from Recycled Materials: Encourage environmental consciousness and creativity.
Sculpting and Clay Art: Discover the joy of shaping and molding with hands-on sculpting.
Handmade Home Decor: Create beautiful and personalized decorations for your living spaces.
Expressive Pottery: Use clay as a medium for self-expression and artistic creation.
Day 4 - Thursday: Art Therapy and Handcrafted Creations
Introduction to Art Therapy: Explore the healing power of art for self-expression and well-being.
Art Therapy Techniques: Learn about therapeutic methods to reduce stress and promote mental health.
Handcrafted Creations: Engage in hands-on art projects that serve as a form of artistic expression.
Art as a Coping Mechanism: Discover how art can be a constructive tool for emotional well-being.
Personalized Art Therapy: Create art that reflects individual experiences and emotions as a therapeutic process.
Day 5 - Friday: Memory Preservation and Photography
Scrapbooking and Memory Preservation: Encourage participants to cherish memories and stories through creative scrapbooking.
Personal Storytelling: Share stories and experiences through scrapbooking.
Introduction to Photography: Explore the fundamentals of photography.
Capturing Special Moments: Improve photography skills for capturing cherished moments.
Closing: Certificates and validation of Erasmus+ mobility documents
The 5-day course fee per participant is set at 400€, which provides comprehensive coverage for all aspects of the program. This fee includes the following:
Course Materials: Participants will receive all necessary course materials, including handouts, guides, and resources, to support their learning throughout the program.
Administrative Support: Participants will benefit from administrative assistance before, during, and after the course, ensuring a smooth registration process, timely communication, and any necessary follow-up support.
Monitoring and Mentoring: The course fee covers monitoring and mentoring services provided by experienced professionals who will guide participants throughout the program, offering personalized support, feedback, and guidance.
Coffee Breaks: Participants will enjoy refreshments during coffee breaks, fostering networking opportunities and providing a relaxed environment for informal discussions and interactions.
Other Inclusions: The fee also covers any additional services or resources required for the successful implementation of the course, ensuring a comprehensive and fulfilling learning experience.
We strive to ensure that participants receive exceptional value for their investment in the course, with the fee covering a wide range of services and resources that contribute to their professional development and overall satisfaction.