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Residents at a care home have been putting their arts and craft skills to good use by recreating famous works of art.

Residents at Tallington Lodge Care Home took part in an arts project aimed at providing opportunities to be creative.

Chantal DeVries, wellbeing coordinator, said: “Being creative in any context can really bring out the best in people.

A new project at Tallington Lodge Care Home inspired residents
A new project at Tallington Lodge Care Home inspired residents

“We had lots of fun with our creations and our residents loved having the opportunity to do something unusual.”

Residents spent time sifting through books of famous artwork and selecting paintings they wanted to create.

Some chose the photograph of the moon landing and used resources found in the home to make costumes and the ‘moon’.

One resident recreated the 'Birth of Venus'
One resident recreated the 'Birth of Venus'

‘The Girl with the Pearl Earring’ by Johannes Vermeer was recreated by a resident using ham, cheese, lettuce and fruit. ‘The Birth of Venus’ by Botticelli was also among choices made by residents.

Fruit and vegetables were provided by the kitchen which were used in some of the recreations.

“[Art] can inspire a whole host of activities that bring out a different side of people,” said Chantal.

Residents enjoyed being ale to recreate famous paintings
Residents enjoyed being ale to recreate famous paintings


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