Our residents participate in weekly pottery classes with an experienced pottery instructor. Instructions and demonstrations are given at the beginning of each pottery session, but all participants are encouraged to follow their own creative ideas. Participants learn to use their hands and improve their dexterity, explore textures, shapes, and colours; they also learn patience, attention to detail as well as delaying gratification in the multi-step process of making pottery while discovering their own creativity.
Some of the therapeutic benefits of Art Therapy include improved moods, feeling calm and centered and improved self-esteem. It is a mental break to get away from the thoughts and into our hands and be creative.