The Weekly Challenge

The Weekly Challenge, 23rd September 2019 – A Happy Home


Tuesday 24th September is the first ever National Day of Arts in Care Homes. Follow the creative activity of care homes, artists, arts organisations, museums, galleries, relatives and volunteers across England, and find all sorts of toolkits and fun resources here. Arts in Care Homes believe that promoting creative activity enhances the health, wellbeing and happiness for residents and staff, and challenge you this week to think about what you think makes a house into a happy home.

Use the house outline of the Arts in Care Homes logo below to inspire some visual art. Sketch it, copy it or print it – then get creative! You could fill it with doodles, characters, writing and colour, or make patterns by repeating the shape and playing about with scale. You could do a row of houses, or turn the shape into something else – rotate it, invert it, multiply it…the choice is yours. 

If you have more time … 
Check out the Only Connect Pen Pals project from Arts in Care Homes. The project was developed as a way of lessening loneliness and isolation for people living in care homes, whilst developing creativity and writing skills. The resource pack will be released on the 24th September, giving you all the details you’ll need to become a Pen Pal.


What do you think makes a house a happy home? What do you think care homes should have in them?
Share with the team at Arts in Care Homes, 64 Million Artists and thousands of Challengers around the country using #ArtsInCareHomes #AHappyHome #64MillionArtists

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