Community Learning: Painting & Mindfulness
Tap into your artistic talents through a series of fun practical exercises that will help you start drawing and painting, looking at art, responding to the world around you and working with your imagination and ideas.
Our Community Learning programme offers a series of FREE courses to develop skills, knowledge, confidence and improve mental well-being for adults.You are eligible for these funded places if you are aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) and also meet one or more of the following criteria:
- either have a mental health condition or difficulty
- are employed and earning an annual salary less than £17,004 per annum
- in receipt of state benefit in your own name and unemployed or working and earning less than £338 per month (or £541 for household claims)
- are a single parent
- have a social or emotional difficulty
For further details and terms and conditions please view our CommunityWellbeing page.
Using simple and structured activities, we will introduce key concepts such as line, tone, composition and mark making. You will explore colour, painting techniques and the expressive qualities of painting. This course is ideal if you have little or no drawing and painting experience; a great way to learn from the very start!
You will learn in the following ways:
- Tutor Demos
- Peer support
- Individual learning
Basic materials will be provided, however we encourage you to bring any materials or equipment you may already own and wish to use.