DISTANCE CREATES… Home-Based Programme for 6-8 year olds with long-term health conditions
Who doesn’t love getting something in the post?! Over the course of this six week programme, your child will receive three PenPal activities that encourage creativity and connect participants with other children across the country who have similar life experiences. From playing a simple drawing game of “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” to sending hidden messages, these fun activities will be the highlight of your post drop every week!
We’ll also be using live video demonstrations to explore some creative techniques and will provide creative tips and tricks in our step by step guide booklets for parents/caregivers and children.
So join Helium Artist Chelsea Canavan in some creative exploration as we journey together to make connections across Ireland.
Date and Times:
One creative activity will be delivered each week on a chosen weekday morning.
More information will follow shortly.
PenPal Creative Collaborations
Video Demonstrations and Live Streaming
One Virtual Online Sharing for child and parent/caregiver
Important Information for Parents:
- The programme is free of charge
- It is facilitated by a trained and experienced artist.
- Everyone taking part will have different health conditions.
- Participants will receive materials and artwork-in-progress by the artist as well as other participants through the post.
- Your home address will be passed to another family to facilitate the PenPal collaborations with your permission.
- Online virtual sharings for the family take place on a private and secure platform.
- A moderator will monitor online virtual sharings.
Register for Distance Creates… six week programme with Helium Arts’ Family Liaison, Maria Jervey at email@example.com or phone 086 8389240.
Helium Arts’ Remote Creative Health Hub Programme is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and the Social Innovation Fund through the Arts to Impact Award. For more information on Helium Arts’ work visit helium.ie
About the Artist
Chelsea Canavan is Helium’s Children’s Creative Health Programme artist in Limerick. Chelsea is a visual artist interested in understanding narratives and shared experiences. Exploring ever changing places and spaces and its effects on individuals and community identity. She often collaborates with other artists, communities and groups on issue-based themes that are affecting them. The outcomes are participation based and influenced directly from those she works with. They manifest as multi-media works, participatory events, workshops, dialogues and collaborative performances in the context of society, education and cultural heritage. Following graduation from Oakland University in Michigan, USA with a BA in Fine Art in 2009, Chelsea moved to Korea to work as an artist in schools. Currently Chelsea is completing a Masters in Social Practice in the Creative Environment in LSAD. To date, her work with community groups and collaborative projects has been supported by the Arts Council of Limerick, Creative Ireland, and Creative Europe through numerous awards and travel bursaries. She is a member of the Visual Artists Ireland.