We feel it is important that people can start attending without delay or formalities. You can join any time throughout the year and you don’t even have to book a place in advance.
When you come in you will first meet the Art Tutor who will explain the art project to you and will show you what to do. You will enjoy learning new skills and being creative in a small group of 6-8 people who understand what you are going through. The atmosphere is very relaxing, sociable, and people are very easy to talk to but you can also just focus on your artwork.
It doesn’t matter whether you have experience, are talented or haven’t done any art since school. Our experienced Art Tutors will support you to develop your skills using a huge range of media including drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, printing and collage through bite-size projects.
At your first art workshop you will also meet your personal Coach with whom you can explore non-medical aspects that affect your mental health and wellbeing. Your coach will then provide you with information that will help you take control and better self-manage your condition.
Generally, people stay about 2-3 months in this first group before moving on either to another activity or therapy in the community, or to Arty-Folks’ next group which is more advanced creatively and where you will begin working with your coach and mentor in a more focused way moving forward.