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 how you can join in. You can 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 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. We will then provide you with information that will help you take control and better self-manage your condition.
We expect people to stay about 2-3 months in the first group before taking the next step. This could be another activity or therapy in the community or progressing 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.