The R&R project at Inkwell
Photography using mobile devices
taken at the digital sessions at Inkwell
The service users found the sessions extremely enjoyable, and our creative approach helped to break down barriers faced by people with little or no experience of using digital devices. Many of the sessions focused on the uMotif health app, and by the end of the six weeks, both the service users and Asket House staff could see that a digital tool allowing people to monitor their mood and daily activities (such as sleep, eating habits and exercise) could really help them understand their own wellbeing and mental health.
Our commitment to increasing digital inclusivity doesn’t stop there – on the fourth Wednesday of every month we host the Digital Craft Café, a free drop-in session from 10-3 where staff and volunteers are onhand to provide practical advice on digital matters, from opening a Facebook account to editing photos on a smart phone. Alongside this we put on a different digital-themed informal workshop each month – previous months have included simple stop-motion animation, making rhythms with found sounds and taking professional quality photos of artwork.
To find out more about the Digital Craft Café, or if you know someone who might benefit from being more involved with digital, please visit our website and social media channels (@InkwellArts), or phone us on 0113 3070108. The next session is Wednesday 25th January 2017.