A nude model has bared all for residents of a London care home in a life drawing session last week.
Residents at Care UK's Sherwood Grange home in Kingston Vale took part in the cheeky life drawing session just a day after the hottest day on record earlier this month.
And it seems the residents all very much enjoyed the session, with care home manager Kristina Jacunskiene revealing they'll be welcoming more models in the future for another drawing sesh.
Photos of the day's events show the group members making sure they had all the right angles covered to create their best artwork.
And when asked what she enjoyed most about the session, resident Mollie Wheeldon said: “I can’t answer that!”
“It was great fun to do something different – I found it very relaxing,” she added.
Meanwhile another resident, Rosemary Lester, could be seen shutting one eye to get a clearer perspective of the model, who could be seen standing with one leg propped on a stool, holding a ski pole.
In another photo, the ladies look very busy concentrating on their creations, as they sketched away using pencils.
Home manager Kristina said it had been a 'memorable' activity.
“Life in our care home is all about helping people to enjoy more independent and fulfilling lives – and today that meant doing something out of the ordinary and creating a memorable experience," she said.
“Sadly the session had to draw to a close – but based on the response we had from the residents and the fabulous drawings they created, we will certainly be welcoming more models in the future.”
Art therapy is a well known form of psychotherapy that is used to help improve emotional well-being and overall quality of life - something that is very important amongst residents in care homes.
According to Nourish, in the social care sector, where many service users are in their senior years and/or living with dementia or mental health conditions, art therapy is being increasingly introduced as a regular activity.
There have been numerous studies published over the years proving the benefits of art therapy amongst senior citizens, many of which include facilitating intellectual stimulation, improving cognitive skills and coordination, and reducing anxiety and stress.
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