Community Wellbeing: Painting and Mindfulness

Course overview

This engaging and relaxed five week drawing and mindfulness course will introduce you to the work of celebrated artists to explore their diverse styles and the materials they have used to express themselves through their exciting work. Each weekly workshop will enable you to create and experiment with your own creativity.

It’s well known that art and creativity have a positive effect on our mental, emotional and physical wellbeing and our Community Wellbeing programme has been designed to include courses that will develop your skills, confidence and promoting a sense of wellbeing.

Each workshop will be delivered at a gentle pace with lots of tutor support and is suitable for beginners and more experienced creatives.

Our Community Wellbeing programme offers a series of free*, government-funded courses to develop skills, knowledge, confidence and improve mental wellbeing for adults aged 19 and over (at the start of the course).

These courses are separate from our main adult learning courses and are tailored to support your wellbeing. *Please visit our Community Wellbeing page to see if you are eligible for a free place.

  • Your tutor will introduce you to the work of a variety of artists, both traditional and contemporary, these examples will inspire and show the diverse possibilities that can be achieved. How texture, mood, light and emotion can be expressed.
  • You will learn about a variety of painting materials and how to use them.
  • You will experiment to produce a variety of paint effects, enabling you to develop your creative skills. Discovering how to paint water,
  • You will be introduced to still-life painting, landscape, portraits and abstract.
  • You will be encouraged to express yourself through experimentation.
  • That there is no right and wrong way to paint, but endless possibilities.
  • We will discuss mindfulness and its benefits in helping to manage our daily lives in a positive way.

Teaching methods include:

  • tutor demonstration
  • individual guidance and support
  • hands-on experience and experimentation
  • formal instruction
  • discussion and examples to see

All basic materials and equipment will be supplied but you may wish to bring your own:

  • soft Pencils 2B or 4B
  • rubber
  • paints of your choice ie; watercolour paints, acrylic, or coloured inks
  • brushes, three of various sizes
  • A3 cartridge pad, approx.200gsm
  • other basic materials will also be supplied

You will need:

  • apron or wear old clothing
Course Starts in 15 Days
  • 1 November 2021 - 29 November 2021
  • 19:00 - 21:00
  • Monday
  • 5 Weeks
    • 16-18: Free

      Funded places are available on this course. Read the course description for details.

    • Adult: Free

      Funded places are available on this course. Read the course description for details.

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  • 26 April 2022 - 7 June 2022
  • 13:00 - 15:00
  • Tuesday
  • 5 Weeks
    • 16-18: Free

      Funded places are available on this course. Read the course description for details.

    • Adult: Free

      Funded places are available on this course. Read the course description for details.

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Alternatively enrol by phone quoting AC/M/PX290 or ask a question

Meet the tutors

We want our learners to feel welcome, safe and at ease when attending our classes, especially if this is your first time attending an adult education class or if you're coming back to education after a break.
If you're interested in one of courses, meet our tutors first! You'll see they have similar passions and interests and, most importantly, the right qualifications to help you make the most of your time and money.