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15th Dec – 25th Mar 2017: Free Art Workshops for Hackney Residents

15th December 2016 - 25th March 2017

Free Art Workshops for Hackney Residents this winter

We are delighted to launch our winter programme of free workshops for City & Hackney Residents. The programme aims to offer participants an introduction to the experiences of using creativity and art materials to improve wellbeing and mental health.

Whether you are stressed, feeling the winter blues, experiencing insomnia, loss or recovering from challenging experiences these workshops will provide a safe space to get to know yourself better while engaging with a broad range of art materials in a supportive environment.

Cost:

  • City and Hackney residents FREE
  • Non-City and Hackney residents  £30 per workshop
  • Basic shared art materials provided

Where:

Studio Upstairs, 3 Bradbury Street, London, N16 8JN.

(Closest station: Dalston Kingsland, Dalston Junction)

Workshops programme

Is Art Therapy for me?

Have you ever wondered whether Art Therapy is for you? Join one of our evening talks introducing Art Therapy and its benefits. You don’t have to be an artist or creative –  all you need to have the willingness to engage with art materials.  Following the talk, you will have the opportunity to experience a short session of group art therapy.

Facilitator: David Fried, Senior Studio Manager, Studio Upstairs

Day & Time:

 

  • Thursday 15 December 2016,  6 pm – 8 pm
  • Thursday 19 January 2017, 6 pm – 8pm

 

Ageing Artfully

Ageing – what is art got to do with it? If you are over 60s and would like to work in a group and explore your expectations, dreams and fears in a safe and friendly creative environment this workshop if for you! No previous experience is needed only the desire to connect and create in an empathic environment.

Facilitator: Kristina Page,Studio Manager, Studio Upstairs

Day & Time:

  • Monday 6th February 2017,  6 pm – 8 pm

  • Monday 27th  February 2017,  6 pm – 8pm

 

Explore your inner world through art-making

This workshop will enable you to explore your inner world and develop self-awareness by responding to wide-ranging themes through the use of various art materials. No previous experience or skill in visual arts is needed only a desire to be open and participate.

Facilitator: David Fried, Senior Studio Manager, Studio Upstairs

Day & Time:

 

  • Saturday 21st January, 11 am – 1pm
  • Saturday 18th February, 11 am – 1pm

 

Greater awareness through group painting

Get to know yourself and how you interact with others by creating a large piece of art in a group. Over three hours you will be part of a collective and creative environment. No previous experience is needed only an interest in art and willingness to work as part of a group.

Facilitator: David Fried, Senior Studio Manager, Studio Upstairs

Day & Time:

 

  • Saturday 4th  February,  11 am – 2 pm
  • Saturday 25th March, 11 am – 2 pm

 

Poetry, Shakespeare & Art

Join in our workshop to explore your creativity and self-awareness by creating artworks responding to poems extracts and quotes from Shakespeare’s plays. No previous experience is needed only the desire to work in a creative and empathic environment.

Facilitator: Oliver Campbell, Studio Manager, Studio Upstairs.

Day & Time:

 

  • Friday 10th February 6 pm -8 pm
  • Friday 24th February 6 pm -8 pm

 

From Sound to Image

Do you like music and art? Join in our taster session to develop your creative skills by responding visually (through painting, drawing, collage and clay)  to music in real time. We will be using different types of music as a prompt to explore our memories, hopes, fears and expectations in a rich and open atmosphere. No previous experience is needed only an interest in art and music and the desire to work in a creative, empathic environment.

Facilitator: Benjamin Prosser, Studio Manager, Studio Upstairs

Day & Time:

 

  • Saturday 4th  March, 6 pm – 8 pm
  • Saturday 18th March, 6 pm – 8pm

 

If you are interested in attending please email londonstudio@studioupstairs.org.uk or call us on 0207 503 1330.

These  workshops are open to everyone and organised in collaboration with City & Hackney MIND, in the framework of the Wellbeing Network.

Details

Start:
15th December 2016
End:
25th March 2017

Venue

Studio Upstairs North London
Unit E3, 3 Bradbury Street
London, N16 8JN United Kingdom
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Phone:
020 7503 1330

Organiser

Studio Upstairs