The Fine Art to Wellbeing

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We think about creativity as making something new and original, but in fact the root meaning of creativity means ‘to grow’.  This free 3 week course is designed for

  • people who completed the Art for Relaxation course with Arty-Folks which will have provided you with foundation skills to make the most of this intermediate course.
  • 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.  
  • people who are looking for self-help and creative strategies to improve mental well-being.

Course Dates 2020:     November 9, 6, 23     (3x Mondays) 12.30-2.30

Course Dates 2021:     March 15, 22, 29     (3x Mondays) 12.30-2.30

This is a practical course and suits any skills level as there is no right or wrong in the way we will create Art. During the three sessions you will explore how Art can help you look at things from a fresh perspective, to better understand your own thoughts and feelings, and map a different way forward.  We will guide you through creative exercises step by step and there is no pressure as there is no defined image you need to achieve by the end of the workshop.

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
  • newspaper and/or magazine
  • glue (ideally a glue stick)
  • a comfortable and safe space you can work undisturbed

At the end of the course we will discuss with you whether you would like to attend a creative peer support group with Arty-Folks. At present we are running weekly online groups and a weekly face-to-face group for people who are looking for jobs.

“This course definitely goes a little bit deeper but I felt safe in the group as I had already met them in the previous course. I got so much out of it, so many little gems of insight! It has rekindled my passion in art and in my own personal recovery journey.”


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