In order to fully support people with Parkinson's, careful consideration of artmaking materials form part of the TPwP program methodology.
The predominant materials used in the TPwP workshops are high-quality watercolour paper and acrylic paints, with marks being made using the wet-on-wet technique with tools including thick-handled brushes, feathers, sticks and sponges.
6 paints are presented to participants in a stable paint jar holder and colours are mixed directly on the wet paper.
Water to clean brushes is always individually available to ensure that pigments remain clear and bright. Individual sponges are available to mop excess water from brushes.
Other artmaking materials introduced into the program include black ink, stubby pastels or crayons, and clay.