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Orinta Pranaitytė (b. 1991) is a Visual Artist based in the East Midlands, UK. Her background is in performance art and she also uses other mediums and techniques to create paintings and illustrative works. After years of developing her artistic skills and gaining a Master’s Degree in Fine Art (University of Lincoln, 2017), she started to focus in Health & Social Care (2019). Her specialism is focused on creativity and Mental Health, helping various ages in self-expressive Arts & Crafts classes. In 2020, she received The Annual GEM Award for her creative contributions to Glenholme Holdingham Grange (Sleaford, UK). Within the same year, her Mandala arts project with seniors in Health & Social Care received an exhibition opportunity at Arts for Health, Milton Keynes University Hospital. She's experienced in working with challenging behaviours and positively transforming the environments. Currently working from her home studio in Boston, she creates illustrative work as part of children's books.
How it all started!
Arts Therapy UK established in 2019, whilst Orinta Pranaitytė worked in Health & Social Care in England. As an experienced Arts Practitioner, she led a variety of Arts & Crafts classes and transformed the environment of the Residential Senior Living Care Home. She was interested to positively promote the senior's well-being through the joy of creating art, making conversations, and music therapy.
In the present day, Arts Therapy UK is continuously working with people creatively!
Aesthetic and Visual Approach
Advice in support for transforming dementia units into sensory spaces
Specialist weekly arts classes by a qualified Arts Practitioner, offering short-term and long-term therapeutic wellbeing projects.
I evaluate the area of the display and frame the artworks created from the arts classes. I curate the art using my professional knowledge and experiences from the arts industry. The final product is a setup contemporary art gallery wall.
For the Health & Social Care setting, I create high-quality catalogues, leaflets, booklets and newsletters of the activities engagement for the families, visitors and potential clients. For enquiries and your unique design, I am able to show examples of the previous work.
Expertise in printmaking group activities with seniors, as well as with advanced dementia.
Landscape/seascape painting classes and teaching how to use
Interactive and self-expressive Mandala Art classes. In an Art Class, presenting a large scale pattern to the group and working together to achieve a co-created artpiece.
Exploring the potential of creativity through arts and crafts. Designing, making, and placing together pieces to create decorative items.