Art for Relaxation Course

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Art for Relaxation is a free 3-week online course that will give you a good introduction to Arty-Folks and creative techniques that can help you step back when you are feeling stressed and create a soothing and relaxing space. 

The course is for

  • adults of working age and living in Coventry and Warwickshire
  • who are experiencing mental health issues that are holding them back in the here and now.
  • NOT a training course for professional development.  

Course Dates 2020:       October   5, 12, 19     (3x Mondays) 12.30-2.30

Course Dates 2021:       January 11, 18, 25     (3x Mondays)    12.30-2.30
                                            May        10, 17, 24    (3x Mondays)     12.30-2.30

This is a practical course and our friendly and experienced staff will help you to create your own artwork in easy steps. Even if you don’t think you are creative give it a go, because the course is about relaxing in the company of like-minded people and switching off from worrying, rather than becoming the next Picasso!

What you will need:

  • good Internet connection/Wifi
  • mobile or laptop/PC with video and microphone
  • sheets of white A4 paper
  • pencil and rubber
  • colour pencils or felt tips
  • glue (ideally a glue stick)
  • a comfortable and safe space you can work undisturbed

We will be using Zoom to bring you all to the workshop. Once you’ve enrolled we will email you a link you need to click when the session starts.

Most people feel anxious at the start of the first Zoom session as it is still a very new and still very alien way of being with people. But don’t worry, the course is designed to help you feel at ease and relax.

If you have never used Zoom before or are just feeling very anxious or just need help to get started please let us know. We are happy to go through it with you and show you how Zoom works individually. Please email info@arty-folks.org.uk and let us know.

At the end of the course we will provide you with information about creative opportunities in Coventry and Warwickshire you might want to try or you might want to try Arty-Folks’ The Fine Art to Wellbeing that will offer you the next step on your creative self-development journey.

Book your place:

Arty-Folks started running courses for the Recovery and Wellbeing Academy in 2017 and due to Covid19 since May online.

“We really didn’t know what it would be like to do art together in a ‘Zoom’. As you might expect, it really isn’t the same but it does work surprisingly well!”

What a participant said at the end of the course:

“The course gave me the confidence to try new things and not to worry about the end result.  It’s been a very positive first experience of Arty-Folks and of doing art online with other people once I got used to it.  Thank you for your encouragement.”

Arty-Folks is one of many great local organisations who offer courses and workshops that have been specifically designed to empower you to become an expert in your own well being & recovery. 

All the courses with the Academy are completely FREE of cost for anyone to attend provided they live within Coventry and Warwickshire and are over the age of 18.


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