At The Joshua Tree, we believe in the power of family unity and community spirit. That's why we're thrilled to announce our participation in an exciting art project, and we want you to be a part of it!

The Goal:

Our goal is simple yet profound: to bring families together to create a unique piece of artwork that will be proudly displayed at The Joshua Tree support centre. Through a series of workshops, families will embark on a creative journey to design a beautiful tree artwork using the screen-printing process.

Why Be Involved:

Just like our group wellbeing sessions, these workshops offer families an opportunity to unite over art and create something meaningful together. It's a chance for individuals to take a wellbeing break, reset their thoughts, and momentarily step away from the challenges of their childhood cancer journey. By participating, families can take pride in the finished tree design and share the joy it brings with others.

Meet the Artist:

We're thrilled to partner with professional artist and print-maker, Tara Dean. Tara brings a wealth of experience and creativity to the project, with a keen interest in delivering community workshops that foster experimentation and storytelling through art.

Drawing is at the heart of Tara's practice, and she'll guide participants through the process of layering, cutting stencils, and masking areas to produce textured colour and alternative interpretations of the original line.

Check out Tara’s Instagram here: @ta_taradean

The Plan:

Families will join Tara on a creative journey to design the tree artwork, with each workshop session contributing to the overall design.

Workshops will run from April to October, culminating in the unveiling of the final tree design to be displayed at The Joshua Tree centre.

Families are welcome to attend individual sessions or join us for all six. For those unable to attend in person, remote participation is also possible.

Workshop Dates:

April 27, 2024

May 28, 2024

July 24, 2024

August 14, 2024

October 19, 2024

Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Location: Scala, Prestatyn

Want to Get Involved?

Email familysupport@thejoshuatree.org.uk to register your interest or confirm your attendance. Together we can create something truly special!

Funding and Coordination:

This project is made possible by the UK Government Shared Prosperity Fund, powered by Levelling Up #UKSPF, and is coordinated by Denbighshire Leisure’s Community Arts team.

Let's come together as families and create lasting memories through art!