Workshops & Classes
Do you want to try something new?
What are the Arts Workshops and Classes?
Workshops which offer older people the chance to engage with literature, dance, the visual arts and music.
How does it work?
Each year we will pick a different art form. Last year we ran dance workshops in partnership with Dance Theatre Ireland. In 2019 we plan to run writing workshops in partnership with the Irish Writer’s Centre.
We believe that, whether you are 8 or 80 years old, we all should have access and opportunities to attend and participate in the arts and to realise our creative potential. Fresh thinking, bold experimentation and creativity are all fundamental to delivering a high quality of life for older people.
Research shows that arts programmes involving music, visual arts and drama, among other activities, have a profound influence on the quality of life of older people, with positive impacts on health, psychological well-being, confidence and autonomy as well as other benefits such as:
- mental wellbeing
- reduced stress
- improved cognition
- sense of identity and personhood
- increased self-esteem and confidence
- reduced boredom.