Patron: Mrs Pat de Carle OAM | Hon. President: Ms Mary Taaffe

The process

1. Volunteers draw lined designs in black ink on Hospital Art canvases. Designs include both simple and more complex ones (as here) to provide for a range of interests and abilities.

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2. The enclosed spaces are each colour-coded so as to promote aesthetically pleasing results.

3. The colour-coded canvases plus paints, easels and pot-holders are supplied to each participating facility. Over a period of weeks or months canvases are painted by the residents/patients.

4. Following return of each canvas to Hospital Art, any extra work is carried out (typically including a second coat of paint and final lining).

5. The completed paintings then go back to the facility and are hung where they can be viewed by the residents/patients who originally painted them.