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Remote Creative Health Programme

Helium Arts is keeping creativity and connection alive for children and young people with long-term health conditions during times of social distancing. Over the coming weeks, Helium’s team of talented Artists will deliver a series of home-based creative activities from short video demonstrations and live streaming to PenPal collaborations and virtual workshopping.

These creative and fun taster activities will be uploaded to this page over the coming weeks culminating in age appropriate, home-based six week programmes for 6-8 year olds, 9-12 year olds, and teenagers beginning in May 2020.

Keep an eye here and follow us on social media for regular updates.

Email updates and creative activities will also be emailed to families referred to our programmes. If you are interested, get in touch with our Family Liaison, Maria, at hello@helium.ie.

Acknowledgements

Helium Arts’ Remote Creative Health Hub Programme is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland, the Social Innovation Fund through the Arts to Impact Award, and The Community Foundation for Ireland.

TASTER FOUR

ACCIDENTAL ALPHABETS

Age Recommendation: 13-18 year olds.

See the world in a whole new light as you look for accidental alphabets around your home and neighbourhood.

What you’ll need:
A camera or mobile phone camera, alphabet checklist, a pen.

Step by step:
You can also download written instructions with creative tips for both parent/caregiver and child here.

Find out more about our six week programme for 13-18 year olds starting in May here.

TASTER THREE

SURREAL POETRY

Age Recommendation: 9-12 year olds.

Create some wacky and wonderful poetry that will bring a bit of laughter to your day.

What you’ll need:
Paper (any colour or shape), Selection of pens, pencils or markers, Scissors, Glue stick

Step by step:
You can download written instructions with creative tips for both parent/caregiver and child here.

Find out more about our six week programme for 9-12 year olds starting in May here.

TASTER TWO

Ahoy! Treasure Awaits!

Age Recommendation: 6-8 year olds.

Transform an average cardboard tea box into a colourful treasure chest to hide all your special treasures in.

What you’ll need:
Barry’s Tea/Lyons Tea box (empty), White paint/coloured paper, Paint Brushes/ Markers, Glue

Step by step:
You can also download written instructions with creative tips for both parent/caregiver and child here.

Find out more about our six week programme for 6-8 year olds starting in May here.

TASTER ONE

SHADOW DRAWING

Age Recommendation: 6-8 year olds.

Experiment with light and shadow in this easy, yet fun activity for young children.

What you’ll need:
Household Objects, Strong Lightsource (the sun, or a lamp), pencils and colouring utensils.

Step by step:
You can also download written instructions with creative tips for both parent/caregiver and child here.

Find out more about our six week programme for 6-8 year olds starting in May here.

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Helium Arts is a registered charity and compliant with the requirements of the Charities Regulator, the national regulatory authority for charities in Ireland

 

CHY Number: 19236
Registered Charity Number (RCN): 20075200
Companies Registration Office: 486621

 

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22 Pearse Street
Mullingar
Co. Westmeath
Ireland
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