The Fine Art to Well-Being

The Coventry Recovery & Wellbeing Academy offers a huge range of courses and workshops to promote personal development and self-management of mental health conditions. All courses are free and open to anyone over the age of 18 living in Coventry and Warwickshire.

Arty-Folks is one of the many delivery partners and we run our popular 3 week course The Fine Art to Wellbeing to equip you with skills and knowledge to better manage your mental health and well-being through art.


Course Dates 2020

January       27.1.  /  3.2.  / 10.2.                1pm-3pm
April            27.4.  /  4.5.  / 11.5.                 1pm-3pm cancelled due to Covid-19
June            15.6. /  22.6.  / 29.6.               1pm-3pm
September 14.9. / 21.9. / 28.9.                 1pm-3pm

To avoid disappointment we recommend booking the June course.

It doesn’t matter whether you are experienced or a complete beginner. The focus of this course is not on teaching traditional art skills, but on experiencing how mental stress can be relieved through art and to encourage creativity in every day life.

Even in such a short course, there is a magic that happens when people create together and it’s fantastic to see how quickly people get to grips with using art to aid their well-being.

"I enrolled on this course when I was looking for something that would help me get through my anxiety of being in groups. And it was just what I needed!

Even if you are not sure if it’s for your it’s worth trying because the art is not intimidating in any way."

What did other people say about ‘The Fine Art to Wellbeing’?

“The course had a positive impact on me continuing in the week and it provided me with techniques to use going forward.”

“How art links to mental well-being is very interesting and I feel now much more able to join a general art class.”

“It has enabled me to be more in the moment and to let go of negative thoughts.”

“It has helped me process some of my issues and helped me access feelings I didn’t realise I had.”

“It helped me focus on art with a therapeutic basis in a step-by-step approach.”

“I got into my flow during the art. Focusing on art rather than a washing machine of thoughts is great!”