Zoom Creatively with Pastel Nagomi Art – Christmas is here!


Originally from Japan, Pastel Nagomi Art is a form of healing art that uses pastels and fingers to create a warm and gentle piece of artwork.


Pastel Nagomi Art is known for its therapeutic and calming effect on one’s mind, with participants choosing and blending colours to complete an art piece. It is an art for anyone and everyone, and does not require participants to be artistically talented or experienced.


Caregiving for a loved one with mental health condition is much akin to scaling a mountain – the uncertainties, frustrations, burn out, among others. This is part of CAL’s engagement to empowerment (E2E) programme in which we seek to Engage more, Equip more and Empower more, helping caregivers to achieve a higher level of well-being and resilience.


Details


Theme: Christmas is here!


Date: 24 November 2021, Wednesday


Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm


Venue: Online via Zoom Details will be emailed to all participants by 16 November 2021, Tuesday


Facilitator: Ms Kathleen Chia ACTA & PA Certified Trainer

Associate Instructor, Japan Pastel Hope Art Association Outreach Manager (Community), Caregivers Alliance Limited


Registration URL: Due to overwhelming responses, registration is closed.


Prerequisite:

This engagement activity will be conducted in English and required simple navigation of Zoom. No artistic talent or experience is required. Participants are required to have their own basic Nagomi Art materials to attend the online session. Information will be provided on where to purchase these materials.


Seats are limited for CAL caregivers only.

 

Post Event Update


With safe distancing measures limiting physical class sizes, we decided to bring Nagomi Art to a larger pool of caregivers in the comfort of their homes! 30 caregivers participated in the ‘Zoom Creatively with Pastel Nagomi Art’ session on 24 November, facilitated by CAL’s Outreach Manager (Community) Kathleen Chia.

Caregiver Diana Khoo said, “Many thanks for sharing this wonderful art with us. Nagomi Art can be one of the self-care resources for caregivers, as it is simple and therapeutic. I can do this art form with my loved one who is diagnosed with dementia.”


Similar to the earlier sessions, Kathleen coached the caregivers on the basic techniques and encouraged them to use their creativity to create their artwork. With the festive season around the corner, Kathleen guided the caregivers on their Christmas-themed pieces.


Here are some of the lovely art pieces by our caregivers (top row) Cheryl, Diana, Jacky and Irene, (bottom row) Jessie, Jolly and Lisa.