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Drawing Life – from sketchbook to screen

Judy Parkinson of Sussex-based Drawing Life explains how the charity has continued to hold its art classes for care home residents despite the immense disruption wrought by Covid-19.

The optimist sees an opportunity in every difficulty, according to Winston Churchill, statesman and celebrated artist.  

2020 has given us no shortage of difficulties, and by extension opportunities, so we at Drawing Life have done our best to stay positive, keep looking on the bright side and coming up with new ways to help people living in care homes stay creative.

Until Covid-19 upturned normal life, the Drawing Life team used to hold regular art classes in care homes and the community.  Our classes were little performances, transforming the care home lounge into an art studio, with an artist playing the part of teacher and a model setting a scene with costumes, props and backdrops.

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