I have chosen to use the occupation of art and craft groups that I helped do at my second fieldwork placement at Assisi rest home and hospital. The occupation of art and craft is very important at the rest home as it helps occupy the residents time with a meaningful occupation, encourages social interaction, and a opportunity to be creative.
Doing the occupation of art provides affirmation of competence
Art is purposeful and a goal orientated activity
Doing the occupation of art provides a sense of self worth
Doing includes daily tasks they feel people must do and others they want to do e.g. art
People spend most of there lives engaged in doing this stimulates, excites and entertains some people.
To live, self actualize and experience through the occupation of art
A time to reflect, be introspective and meditative.
Being is knowing and doing as a focal concern.
Being is discovering the self, savouring the moment and appreciate the natural environment and art.
Being is the essential ingredient of human experience. Some people experience through doing paintings.