Christmas Baubles

Charlotte Cranidge holds a BA in Painting, and now practises in printmaking. She facilitates artistic workshops that aim to celebrate creativity and support the wellbeing and recovery of older adult patients at West Middlesex University Hospital.

Charlotte’s weekly workshop for CW+ is delivered either to small groups of patients, or at bedside – engaging as many people as possible. Sessions are carefully designed to help improve the dexterity, movement, and the concentration of the participants. Beyond her work in the hospital, Charlotte has been involved with Boston Manor House, Dulwich Picture Gallery and Orleans House Gallery. Her practice continues to evolve and explore art forms to find fresh ways of creating personable and playful experiences.

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Christmas Collage

Christmas Cards

Artist in Focus: Piet Mondrian

Artist in Focus: Pablo Picasso

Artist in Focus: Sonia Delaunay

Artist in Focus: Laurel Burch

Artist in Focus: Edward Bawden

Surrealist collage

Paper cut outs 

Artist in Focus: Paul Klee

Beautiful Birds with Charlotte Cranidge

Paper weaving with Charlotte Cranidge

Experiment with light and shadow in this calming art activity

Grab five items to create a traditional or abstract still life set up and start drawing!

Grab some paper and drawing materials and join in on this meditative session.

Reimagine portraits using cut outs from magazines. Draw new clothing or fabulous new hair dos, that focus on freeing and imaginative drawing. 

Explore three different ways in which to create a collage silhouettes, using coloured paper, old magazines and drawing materials

This video explores another a meditative drawing technique which aims to help focus the mind and improve dexterity, whilst celebrating the individual’s creativity and imagination. 

This video will show you lots of examples of collage works and talk briefly about the history of the technique, but there is also no limit to own your imagination when making collages – they can explores any theme!

Practice these meditative drawings to improve your focus and hand eye coordination whilst enjoying a relaxing process.

Using old magazines and a selection of coloured paper to create your own collage forest. You can tear or cut these papers, play with perspective and draw in details to create a beautiful art work. 

These paper sculptures explore colour, shape and pattern. Manipulate paper shapes to make a freestanding sculpture that are ready to draw or discuss. This session requires paper, scissors and glue, however if you wish to you could explore tearing the paper to create a range of shapes to build your sculptures.

Grab a pencil and some paper for this video and explore three techniques that will make drawing fun! These techniques were designed encourage your creativity, boost your confidence in your own skills and improve dexterity. 

Another drawing activity that improves hand eye coordination, engages the senses and promote mindfulness. This sedative drawing activity will see you filing a page in no time. All you need to get started is some paper and a selection of drawing materials. Suitable for artists and beginners.

Explore mark making, patterns and drawing to create collage images with a twist. Great for artists and beginners.

Create a grid full of drawings that reflect your interests, suitable for artists and beginners. You’ll just need to grab some paper and drawing materials to get started.

In Charlotte’s first video, explore how the Surrealists made their work and follow along by creating your own written and visual piece