This week, CIP Council went down to Toa Payoh Care Corner with Art Club to share their expertise and teach the elderly how to do quilling!
We started the session with a round of bingo to warm the residents up and get them excited for the main activity: quilling. Quilling refers to the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped and glued to create designs. Art Club led the elderly in this activity and the elderly had a lot of fun trying their hand at this interesting form of art. Many were so satisfied with their work that they even took their pieces home to show them off!
Art Club also really enjoyed the volunteer session at TP - though they had some initial concerns about interacting and teaching the elderly, they realised that it was easier to communicate with the elderly than they thought and remarked that they’ve learnt a lot and had a positive experience with TP.
A big thank you to Art Club for doing a fantastic job planning the activity and inspiring the elderly to explore more non-traditional mediums of art! For more information about CCA Collaboration, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!