November 7, 2019
Written by Rachel Bailey
Painting can be done in many forms and using many techniques. With the wonderful world of the Internet at just the click of a button, many artists can now share their techniques and work for people to view and try for themselves.
In October, Arcare Templestowe lifestyle coordinator, Noelene held a paint pouring demonstration for the entertainment of the clients.
Both, Noelene and the client were skeptical about attempting paint pouring, as they weren’t sure that their limited knowledge, and the guidance from the Internet would get them through the activity.
The vague instructions and lack of measurements from the video, also didn’t provide further reassurance to anyone, that their artistry would transform into anything more than blobs of different coloured paint.
All eyes were on Noelene, as the group watched on as she poured the paints.
“I hope the paints don’t all run into one. No one knock the table!” One client commented.
Unsure how much or how little to include, Noelene was taking direction from the group of clients. “Oh that looks like it was too much paint!” One client exclaimed.
“Oh well,” another replied, “We’re all learning something new here today.”
After pouring the paint, some final touches were added to artwork, as clients were encouraged to draw patterns in the paint with a skewer.
The clients thoroughly enjoyed watching the effects the paint being poured, and as a result of the demonstration, the community have requested that paint pouring be permanently added to the lifestyle calendar. There will be many more beautiful art works to come!
Rachel Bailey is the Community Marketing Officer for Victoria. Rachel has been with Arcare since February 2018, when she started in the role of Relationship Coordinator. Rachel has previously worked in a wide range of roles that equipped her for her responsibilities as Arcare's Community Marketing Officer for Victoria. Rachel has previously held marketing roles and administration roles in a range of industries, earning a range of valuable communications skills that she brings to her role today. Rachel attended Lyndhurst Secondary College in Cranbourne, Victoria, graduating with her Victorian Certificate of Education in 2014. She went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Communication and Media Studies & Public Relations in 2017. Rachel is passionate about her work and believes that strong communication strategies are the key to creating a closer connection between residents in aged care communities and the wider community. Rachel is a firm believer in regular communications to help friends and family keep updated on the lives of their loved ones who are enjoying life in Arcare residences.