‘Art For Arts Sake’ Workshops

With thanks to Sussex Cancer Fund and with support from Macmillan, ONCA held a series of monthly creative art workshops over a period of 6 months in 2018.

Sessions were led by ONCA’s outreach artist Ellie Liddell-Crewe with the support of amazing ONCA volunteers throughout. ONCA would like to thank Josie Richardson, Stellios Tzivas, Rimmy Kaur Sidhu and Yuvinka Ribera Hurtado.

Workshops consisted of 3D design and pop up card making, 3D stamp making, collage, painting, mono-printing and screen printing as well as creative drawing activities such a drawing with the senses and drawing as a form of communication.

“Working as a volunteer as part of the Macmillan art workshops was a great experience. Ellie was a great facilitator ensuring everyone had the supplies and support they needed. She ensured the atmosphere of the workshop was relaxed yet engaging for everyone involved.” Rimmy (workshop volunteer)

“It’s been very absorbing, sociable and creative. I’ve used materials and ideas that are completely new to me. The atmosphere is encouraging an friendly, I’ve had fun and would love to do more classes!” C.F (participant)

“I loved being able to be totally absorbed in what I was making, respite from challenging times, and Ellie made it really easy to join in, have a go, great facilitation.” Hilary (participant)

“I loved coming to the art sessions I found them very inspiring, I learned new skills. But most of all my mind was occupied with the creativity and I relaxed and could switch off all the frightening thoughts due to my
illness. Ellie was brilliant, friendly and open whilst facilitating the course.” Nikova (participant)

“I thoroughly enjoyed the lessons. They were very absorbing and we worked in a friendly, supportive, relaxed manner. I loved doing the pop-up cards and look forward to doing photography without cameras if the project continues! I hope it does!” Julia (participant)