Art for PD
with Susan Porteous
Starts 22nd Jul '19
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Private Booking Contact Artist for more detail

Starts 22nd Jul '19

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Private Booking Contact Artist for more detail
This art therapy class is convened by the Newcastle Parkinson’s Support Group and is designed for people living with Parkinson’s Disease. The class presents an opportunity to explore the creative process via drawing, which in turn strengthens and sharpens hand eye coordination and mental processes. Through strengthening of the sense base of sight and touch the participants benefit from learning to be in the moment.

The participants of this class have been delighted with this chance to experience drawing first hand with an artist. They have focused on gaining new skills and this has brought joy and new connections into their lives; promoting self esteem and fulfilment.This class is designed for people of all levels so you don't need experience!

For information about the group and membership enquiries please contact Sandra Elms on 0405 441 150.

About the Newcastle Parkinson’s Support Group

The Newcastle Parkinson's Support Group is a non profit organisation which has been providing support and information for members for more than 30 years. The group aims to facilitate activities which improve quality of life and provide opportunities for members to socialise, have fun and slow the progression of the disease. Evidence from all over the world has shown that exercise of the mind and body is important for people with Parkinson’s Disease.

In addition to Art classes, the Group also runs the Shake Rattle & Roll choir for people with PD and their carers, Dance for PD classes and a specialised Pilates class designed for people with PD.

For further information about any of the groups please contact Sandra Elms 0405 441 150.

About Susan Porteous
About Susan Porteous
Susan Porteous is a visual artist based in Newcastle. She has a postgraduate Fine Arts degree from the Slade School in London, a Diploma in Community Services gained at TAFE NSW and a Cert IV in Training and Assessment . She is currently running an arts program for ConnectAbility Australia, and works with people with disability to provide opportunities for people to learn new skills and be artistically included in their local communities.

Susan is a passionate advocate for people following their goals and dreams.

Workshop Schedule

Classes run during the school term. Term 3 dates are from Monday 22 July-23 September, 1pm - 3pm.

What you get:
All basic drawing and painting materials supplied.
Tea/coffee and biscuits.

What to bring:
A4 or A3 sketch pad and any preferred drawing materials if you like!
Your lovely, creative self!
About Susan Porteous
About Susan Porteous
Susan Porteous is a visual artist based in Newcastle. She has a postgraduate Fine Arts degree from the Slade School in London, a Diploma in Community Services gained at TAFE NSW and a Cert IV in Training and Assessment . She is currently running an arts program for ConnectAbility Australia, and works with people with disability to provide opportunities for people to learn new skills and be artistically included in their local communities.

Susan is a passionate advocate for people following their goals and dreams.
About Susan Porteous
Susan Porteous is a visual artist based in Newcastle. She has a postgraduate Fine Arts degree from the Slade School in London, a Diploma in Community Services gained at TAFE NSW and a Cert IV in Training and Assessment . She is currently running an arts program for ConnectAbility Australia, and works with people with disability to provide opportunities for people to learn new skills and be artistically included in their local communities.

Susan is a passionate advocate for people following their goals and dreams.
  • Participants experiment with a range of subjects
  • Student still life
  • Time to mingle!
  • Opportunities to try a range of media
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