– DISCOVERING CREATIVE SKILLS

Developing creative skills is a wonderful way to enhance ourselves…

A group has been meeting at Weston Artspace to explore, develop and enhance social and creative abilities.

Funded by North Somerset Community Learning, the sessions are designed to help people put into practice the creative skills they have.

This week, the session focus was; Scratch Art and the meditative process behind using creativity, was the perfect subject for a rainey Tuesday.

Using creativity as a tool too slow down can be extremely rewarding and is a healthy outlet away from our busy everyday lives that are moving fast.

Everyone who attended the session enjoyed the process, the topic and the safe space that is orchestrated by community artist; bev g star.

Some colourful pieces of work were created and will be exhibited to the public on March 22nd 2022 at Weston Artspace.

We are thankful to be part of this…

Stay colourful,

HOW

– USING BALANCE TO COMBAT SAD

Finding balance in your everyday life is important..

A session, that is part of the COMBAT SAD course explored the idea of balance and how to assess it in our every day lives, was hosted at Big Worle.

Rachel Stark natural health, wellness biohacker and eduhacker led the group in an activity that used the Yin Yang theory to help us see when we are in or out of balance and how finding balance can help us live a happier life.

The concept describes how contrary forces may actually be complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world, and how they may give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another.

The group looked at what each side of the symbol can represent and matched up the opposite forces under the Black feminine Yin and the White masculine Yang.

Light against Dark, the Sun with the Moon, Heaven and Earth, as Above as Below, and Fire with Water were all some of the examples that were discussed as principals to look at areas of our lives that need to be balanced to for us to live in harmony.

In-depth conversations were had and everyone received a journal to help keep records of their thoughts, feelings and life events as a helpful tool to empty busy minds, so we are able too process the fast paced incoming knowledge and information we experience everyday.

We were reminded by Rachel that balance is one of the keys to a happy healthy life.

We are not Human doings, we are Human beings.

It was a very gentle session and we are thankful to Big Worle for making this all possible.

Stay balanced,

HOW

– THE ASTER FOUNDATION AND HOW CIC

Humans Of Weston CIC Director Bev g Star has been undergoing a mentorship program with the Aster Foundation.

Since October, Managing Director of Humans Of Weston and community artist; Bev g Star has been part of a programme for social entrepreneurs that has been enhancing our social innovation, our community network and has helped us find new collaborations.

The Aster Foundation invest in their communities and their future through a range of initiatives.

THE ASTER FOUNDATION

The Aster Foundation also supports Housing First tackle homelessness and their Independent Living Services support and enable independence for older customers by providing solutions to address a range of exclusion challenges.

Bev g Star was invited to join a co-hort; a selection of socially focused organisations that have been connected online to undertake a syllabus that drives to develop innovative and sustainable ways to drive change across our communities, to invest in their future through a range of initiatives that improve life chances and remove barriers.

BEV G STAR MENTORSHOP WITH THE ASTER FOUNDATION

Whilst undergoing this programme, it has assisted HOW to strengthen its Missions, Values and Visions, Aster Inc has helped by hosting a series of workshops and sessions that has enabled us to look at all areas of our business, how we can develop and have been encouraged to assess our ethics so we can grow organically alongside our communities and find our place with what we have to offer.

MISSION, VALUES AND VISION OF HOW CIC

One of the aims and goals of the incubator program is to develop a pilot project for the Aster clients and, in March, HOW will be visiting Wells to host a selection of creative workshops in aid to show how creativity incorporated into the every day lives of the people who network within our communities, can help lift social engagement too tackle social isolation, help people put into practice skills and generally connect with each other.

You can find out more here https://www.aster.co.uk/foundation/inc

We are looking forward to visiting the Humans Of Wells for some creativity..

Stay connected,

HOW

– DISCOVERING CREATIVITY

Creative Discovery funded by North Somerset Community Learning

For the last 6 weeks, clients on a substance abuse recovery program have been incorporating creativity into thier everyday lives

EXPLORING MANDALAS

These sessions are all about discovery after addiction and how using creativity in it’s many forms can be a great way to focus.

FOCUSING WITH CREATIVITY

This week, the clients explored Mandalas and used thier skills to draw some mindful art.

A BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF ART

Creative Discovery is funded by North Somerset Community Learning who have commissioned local Artist; Bev g Star and community worker Sid Howlett to run a 10 week creative crash course.

MATERIALS FUNDING FROM NSCL

We are thankful to watch people grow as they come together, build a community and use skills to find purpose in life.

MANDALAS BEV G STAR

Stay creative and be mindful of the things you enjoy doing…

HOW

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