Art for Relaxation

Art before Work

Warwickshire County Council has commissioned Arty-Folks to support residents 18+ of working age who feel at a low point in life and those wanting to support their wellbeing through an extensive programme of art and mental health courses.

We are proud to be offering Creative Arts on Referral a programme of workshops and courses designed to increase your creative skills as well as your mental health awareness and wellbeing.

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

Art for Relaxation is a free 3-week online course that will show you how to combine art with mindfulness techniques that can help you step back when you are feeling stressed and create a soothing and relaxing space.

Art before Work is an early morning course and more condensed version designed specifically for people in employment .  Give yourself 30 Minutes creative ‘me-time’ before your working week starts to learn quick and easy activities to reduce stress that you can embed into your everyday life.

These are practical courses and suitable for all abilities. It doesn’t matter whether you are talented and creative, or haven’t done any art since school. Our friendly and experienced staff will help you 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!

To attend the course 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.  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.

On completion you can discuss with the Arty-Folks Wellbeing Coach next steps on your Creative Arts on Referral journey and how to continue developing your arts and mental health practice.  We will provide you with information about creative opportunities in Coventry and Warwickshire you might want to try or you might want to continue your creative self-development journey with Arty-Folks.

Please note that our courses are not suitable for practitioners professional development.

Is this not the right time for you to enrol on this course?

Watch the Art for Relaxation on Youtube and we hope this will reassure you and give you the confidence to join our courses when you are ready.

on YouTube

The video will give you a good introduction to how Arty-Folks works.

This Art for Relaxation YouTube video shows you how to relax using Art and step-by-step how to make a dream catcher with natural materials you can find on a walk.

“I always wanted to know how to make a dream catcher. The video was easy to follow and I had so much fun with my granddaughter making it.”