you passionate about art and working with vulnerable people? Are you looking
for a career change or something that’s flexible around family life? If the
answer is YES! Then becoming a Creative Minds Artist could be the perfect opportunity
Minds is a social enterprise and community of over 40 artists who deliver fun
and therapeutic art sessions to people of all ages in venues across the country.
As a Creative Minds Artist you can manage your own time and deliver art
sessions around your other commitments, making this an ideal lifestyle business.
3 years building a successful Creative Minds franchise in Enfield, North London,
CM Artist Hanna is relocating and with regret she has had to put her business up
for sale! She has 9 regular clients, operates her business on a part-time basis
and generates £1,500+ in income per month.
The clients are based in the following locations: Enfield, Knebworth, Ware and Hertford, therefore the interested buyer would likely have one of three franchise territories to choose from in North London or Hertfordshire based on their location.
is a fantastic opportunity for any local artist to start earning from day one,
inheriting all of Hanna’s clients and making a very quick ROI (Return on Investment)!
Murals are becoming a popular commission for many CM Artists, proving to be a huge hit with residents, staff, families and friends. Here are some of the murals that have been completed by CM Artists across the country…
On a warm summers night last year, whilst
residents at Tilsley House in Weston-Super-Mare slept, CM Artist Susannah
quietly set up her equipment and painted this lovely tree on the living room
wall – much to everyone’s surprise the next day! Since then, during her regular
art sessions, the residents work on different woodland creations to add to the
scene. It has become a seasonal project, and an interactive area for residents
to display artwork created in their sessions.
Last summer residents created tropical birds,
flowers and butterflies to decorate the tree.
As summer drew to an end, residents enjoyed
creating red and golden leaves, squirrels and an owl to give the tree a lovely
warm autumnal feel.
On the run up to Christmas, Susannah created
this cute fawn as an addition to the display. Stars, robins and festive
lanterns were added to give it a wintery feel.
During recent weeks the display has taken on a
fresh new springtime look, with pretty cherry blossom, tulips and bunnies.
Zoe, Manager at Tilsley House says; “This
really brightens up the lounge and residents love admiring each other’s
creations. They love the personal touch of seeing their own artwork on display,
and enjoy identifying the seasonal elements of the mural.”
Meanwhile, down in Sussex, CM Artist Sarah,
brought together residents and staff at Saxonwood Care Home in Battle. Along
with the help of some little ones, all worked together to create this striking
mural of the Severn Sisters – one of Britain’s most iconic sea-views. It was
great to have such a mix of people getting involved and each adding their own
stamp to this beautiful piece. Resident Derrick, a talented artist himself,
oversaw the whole piece, and added some finishing touches at the end. Staff and
residents are absolutely thrilled with the end result, which has really
brightened up the corridor.
Roxy, Deputy Manager said, “This was such a
wonderful project that involved so many people. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed
working on it. It is lovely to see so many residents admiring and interacting
with the finished piece. In fact, the project was such a success that we are
already in talks about creating more murals around the home. We love the idea
of creating a ‘Nightime Promenade’ scene next!”
CM Artist Karen recently completed a ‘Pet Corner’ mural at Kingsleigh Care Home in Woking. The home has a number of pets, and the residents loved the idea of seeing some of the animals on the wall. So Karen created this beautiful mural in response, and the residents were overjoyed!
Kelly says, “The residents are delighted with the new mural! It really
brightens up the area, and they love chatting about it. They were thrilled to
see their suggestions come to life and were so excited to see the finished
piece! Karen is just incredible – she adapts to any requests the residents have
and they all absolutely love her!”
CM Artist Tracey, based in Yorkshire has created a “Wishing Tree Mural” at Beech Hall in Armley, Leeds. Again residents decorate the tree according to the seasons and Tracey spent time recording everyone’s wishes, which are printed, decorated and added to the wall. The residents love this personal element and see it as a symbol of hope and positivity. In fact the mural has been so popular that the home requested Tracey to create a second one upstairs on the first floor. This was recently completed and is part of an indoor garden, which will include various interactive features for all to engage with. We can’t wait to see how this murals commission develops this year!