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Covid-19 Response

The Art of Relaxation

We are so proud to release our very first taster workshop in video format. We hope it will give you…

The Fine Art to Wellbeing

We run The Fine Art to Wellbeing, a free 3 week course, for the Coventry Recovery and Wellbeing Academy CWPT_RAWAcademy…

Apart but Together

Our art workshops have offered a lifeline to so many people; a safe space where they were able to reduce…

News

The Art of Relaxation

We are so proud to release our very first taster workshop in video format. We hope it will give you…

The Fine Art to Wellbeing

We run The Fine Art to Wellbeing, a free 3 week course, for the Coventry Recovery and Wellbeing Academy CWPT_RAWAcademy…

160miles+18hours+£18.64petrol

Since lockdown we have been running our art workshops online with small groups of 4-6 members. We planned art activities…

Exhibitions

Busting the Blues in 2020

21-26 January at Blue Door Gallery in Earlsdon, Coventry An exhibition of artwork by Arty-Folks members Blue Monday, the third…

Join the Sketchbooks Project

Coventry University are running a community art project called Coventry Sketchbook Project and Arty-Folks members are some of the first…

Grounding Young People

World Mental Health Day 10th October 2018puts the spotlight on Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World. Members’ acrylic…

Events

Preview Busting the Blues 21 January 2020 at Blue Door Gallery Earlsdon

‘Busting The Blues’ was opened by the Lord Mayor of Coventry Councillor Linda Bigham on Blue Monday 20th January 2020…

Willow workshop at Positive Images Festival 2018

We are inviting you to a free willow weaving workshop at Coventry Central Library Smithford Way.   We will show you…

Spiralling Willow Workshop Saturday 19th May 2018

Saturday 19th of May           Free Workshop 11am-1pmCentral Library main floor.  Learn to make a willow spiral…

Let's get social

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Great opportunity for Artists!
Submit your expression of interest by 10th June 2020

#StillProudFestival will take place live across social channels and the coventrypride.org.uk website on June 20th 2020

To submit your expression of interest to be a part of this live festival celebrating all things pride, visit their website and fill in the form. Alternatively, if you prefer, you can submit your expression of interest by emailing: stillproud@coventrypride.org.uk

https://coventrypride.org.uk/stillproud/
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Thursday Corona Day 67 - helping people to connect

Remaining physically distanced but socially connected is how we need to lead our lives for some time to come.

Mindy Chillery's Crowdfunder http://bit.ly/2WX0Ceu will make sure that people with mental ill health and those who need to continue self-isolating are not left disconnected because they don’t have the skills or means to get online. The money raised in this campaign will be used directly by Arty-Folks to purchase hardware and provide individual support to enable at least 25 additional people over the next 6 months to access our on-line courses and join a creative community of peers.

KEEP SAFE - KEEP SANE - KEEP CONNECTED
#artastherapy #beatthevirus #staysafe #ApartButTogether #mentalhealth #CreativityForWellbeing #CreativeProject #FaceTheFear
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Wednesday Corona Day 66 - 'homework' project 9

Looking forward to tomorrow to see our members work for project no.9.
For part one, we asked them to step back from their fears, from ruminating and problem-solving and to write a list

A list that starts with: “I am happy when…”

No, this is NOT your usual gratitude exercise.

We have asked our members to take ownership of their happiness, to become aware of the numerous little situations when they feel happy, and to fully enjoy those moments.

Lorella: "I am happy when...
...I prepare my strong Italian coffee first thing in the morning, sipping it while watching shenanigans in my garden.
...I am cuddled up on my comfy settee with our old cat
...my son and I have TV dinners
...I am putting the world to right with people I love
...sitting in front of the fire

Give it a go and make yourself happy!

KEEP SAFE - KEEP SANE - KEEP CONNECTED
#artastherapy #beatthevirus #staysafe #ApartButTogether #mentalhealth #CreativityForWellbeing #CreativeProject #IAmHappy #EnjoyHappyMoments #OwnYourHappiness #happiness #HappyMoments
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Tuesday Corona Day 65 - please support Mindy's Crowdfunder for Arty-Folks

Mindy Chillery, Executive Director @CovArtspace will shave her beautiful golden locks to fundraise for Arty-Folks:
"I have experienced mental ill health and I know many, many others who have too. Everyone needs support to find their way through those difficult times and each person's journey will be different."

Like many other organisations Arty-Folks had to move face-to-face work online and we are now running our free course ‘The Fine Art to Wellbeing’ monthly using Zoom.

We take it for granted that everyone has at least a smartphone and internet access but in fact 60% of the people who did register for the course in May did not have the skills and confidence to use video conferencing. 30% did not have smartphones, or are on pay-as-you-go so cannot afford to live stream.

Mindy aims to raise £1,500 to help us provide digital access to our most vulnerable and socially isolated members.

Thank you for your donation, for sharing with your friends, for following and helping us raise awareness.

Crowdfunder http://bit.ly/2WX0Ceu
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Lovely Locks To Go!
Please join me and make a difference? Every donation will help. Thank you in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much
crowdfunder.co.uk