Monthly Arty Meet-Ups for our Graduates

For our course Graduates we are now holding Monthly Arty Meet-Ups every last Sunday evening of the month.

The purpose of these workshops is to reconnect with people you have met on your course, to share skills with other creatives and help each other to keep our own arts practice fresh and vibrant.

Every month we invite a local artists to lead a practical workshop on their own arts practice with our Graduates while we ask: How did they begin their creative journey? What keeps them motivated?  What inspires them?  And what can they share with us?

For our Graduates it’s also an opportunity to Bring&Share.

What are you working on right now?  Do you want to ask anyone in the group for tips and tricks?  Perhaps you are crocheting, upcycling, cooking, drawing, using your smart phone… how are you using your creativity?

And there is always plenty of time to chat, exchange creative tips, and have a laugh!

Our very first Monthly Arty Meet-Up was led by Coventry artist MARY COURTNEY.

Coventry born and based award-winning artist and poet is inspired by the city, science, stories, the ambiguous and the deliciously ridiculous.

“Poetry chose me but I chose art, and over time became a very good friend to me.  With my pen and paper always at hand I am open to new experiences through word or imagery.”

The next meet up for our Graduates on Sunday 28th of March will be led by sculptor Amanda Randall.

Graduates’ Feedback:

“It’s hilarious!  My mythical mermaid holds ‘method’ in her hand.  Mary’s sense of adventure and fun has infected me!”

“Thanks for tonight!
Here’s the ‘poem’ that emerged:
Remove, scatter,
A little,
Nudging reserved buns,
Sealed, over, night,
Fresh, slotted, sliced,
Gently starting.
Complete nonsense but great fun!”

Are you a Visual Artist practising in the Coventry-Warwickshire area?

We are looking for visual artists in any discipline who would like the opportunity to share their creative approach with people who are passionate about art and mental health.   For more information and artists brief see here