Art for wellbeing
Who is this course for?
Suitable for anyone. This is a course for all abilities.
Trying a range of creative activities including using clay/modelling materials, painting, drawing, colouring, collage and textile work, printing, mixed media. Incorporating ideas, themes, thoughts and feelings into work or as inspiration. Working in a supportive atmosphere, this course will provide time for rest, relaxation, expression and reflection. Each week there will be a different activity.
There will be the opportunity to explore your own themes, processes and ideas or follow set practical tasks and projects.
Support and feedback
Demonstration and instruction from tutor. One to one support as appropriate. Ongoing review of set tasks and outcomes through discussion with tutor and group.
Informal talks and feedback and a short learning plan to complete.
Additional costs and requirements
An apron or old clothes to work in as different materials can be messy.
No entry requirements.
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
In order to progress at a pace you are comfortable with and to get the best from the course you may wish to continue work or practice techniques between sessions. The tutor may set some optional tasks for individuals or the whole group, both within the sessions and to do in your own time.
About the tutor
Franca Westaway has been teaching art and design since she came to the South West in the 1990s. Franca is passionate about helping others to gain creative skills and confidence, whatever their area of interest. She has a wide range of experience both in schools and with people of all ages within the community and is particularly keen on 3D and practical techniques across many materials and disciplines, as well as the use of art for personal development and expression and as a therapeutic to