The Create Project / Prosiect Creu
The Possibilities are Endless
The Create Project is a creativity project. The Create Project works with groups of young people experiencing mental health challenges to discover new and exciting forms of independant creative collaborations with professionals from the creative arts and media industries.
The Create Project has played an integral role in improving the wellbeing of numerous young people in North Wales. Giving them new creative skills, new approaches to dealing with their challenges and new friendships, confidence and hope.
The Create Project has provided a really brilliant and unique kind of opportunity for a number of the young people that are known to CAMHS in Conwy. I believe that the project has contributed significantly to their recovery and maintenance of their emotional wellbeing.
Dr Helen Fitzpatrick (Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist)
Create is a completely open ended creative project designed to evolve and adapt to the interests of the group. The project explores a wide range of creative outlets, but always driven by the interests and wishes of the group.
This means we could be doing any of the following…
filmmaking, acting, rapping, dancing, doodling, writing, scripting, drawing, building computer games, photographic & digital image editing, day dreaming, composing, beat-boxing, drumming, designing light shows, directing theatre, sound engineering, performing, producing, cooking, eating, chatting and more!
I was interested to hear how diverse and talented your team were in working with the young people in order to have their needs meet and developing their interests and not working to a specific rigid model.
Hafwen Evans (School-Based Counsellor)
Fill your page with colour and marks. Rip it up. Mix and share the pieces with someone else. Re create a new picture!
How are you feeling today?
Session at La Dolce Vita! Doodling with Posca pens on pebbles and wood slices. Rob brought his amazing music box and of course pizza making and eating!
It was a really busy weekend. The young people from Create got to meet and work with lots of people at Take Part, exploring ‘How Do You Feel Today?’
We all worked together to create a banner for Take PART at the weekend. Thinking about what Create means to us.
the ambigously linear flow of time means that create turns five . well done us . here is a picture of just one of us celebrating frivolously . we hope that five years is just a tiny fragment in the massive create timeline that's to come . here's to another five...
17:30 Searching for a joyous blackout poem. Search continues and all our hopes lie with Betsy May. Fueled by tea and i would say juice but that's kinda non existent. I mean if existed once but - not anymore. Gone to a good place and made a person pretty happy which i...
Make up, hair styling, music, stories, computer games, action figure painting, collage, food, lots of chatting…..must be Create!
Hello. I'm a blogger trying my best. I've been involved with Create for some time now. Not since the dawn of time with dinosaurs or original star formations. But for a few years anyway. Hopefully what I write'll be comprehensible. Thank...
Experimenting with ideas with artist Claire Halliday
We worked with artist Claire Halliday this evening. Exploring spirals.
We made eyes with Royal Cambrian Academy. Ours were displayed alongside another 1000 in Conwy, at LLAWN and will next be displayed in TakepART at Venue Cymru.
We have been experimenting with colour and mark making, and created this beautiful group piece for CAMHS.
Artist / Writer / Zumba Instructor
The Fun One
I love all kinds of creativity from writing and drawing to pumpkin carving and Zumba!
I’ve worked with a wide range of ages and abilities on numerous projects.
The Messy One
I love creativity!
The art I make is collaborative, sometimes involving 100s of people!
I want art to be accessible to all – fun, hands on and sometimes messy!
I am a practicing artst and regularly run workshops for all.
Digital Artist / Filmaker
The Techie / Geek
I’ve worked in the Digital Media industry for over 15 years.
I love film-making, special effects, writing music and generally being creative.
I’ve run a wide range of workshops with all ages and abilities including Game Development, Music Production, Film making, Web Design and Electronics & Robots. Beep!
The Create Project
The Create Project is a Conwy Arts Trust project run by Venue Cymru with support from CAMHS and Conwy County Borough Social Services