Arts & Crafts for Wellbeing
We run a wide variety of art & craft workshops for adults and children, often working with people who are looking to build confidence, meet people, reduce stress and improve health and wellbeing.
Experienced professionals run classes in our spacious creative area and also go out into the community and care environments. Where appropriate, we also run 1 to 1 sessions in people’s homes.
The social, medical and restorative value of arts & crafts are becoming well recognised. They can:
- help keep us well, aid our recovery, keep the mind sharp and support longer lives better lived
- help meet major challenges facing many people – ageing, loneliness, mental health, and other long-term conditions
Our crafting sessions aim to encourage everyone to take part, express themselves through creativity, have a go at something different, refresh old skills or learn new ones, meet people, relax, improve concentration and build confidence.
We are able to run any of our art and craft workshops for private groups at our Seaton workshop and can run many of them in other places. Our activities include:
* silk painting * decoupage * 3D decoupage * lino printing * driftwood creations * mosaics * pebble painting * hand & machine sewing * glass painting * wet felting * needle felting * lampshade making * painting ceramics * pebble painting * felt floral wreaths * macrame * crochet * locker hooking * weaving with a loom * peg loom weaving * embroidery * drawing* stained glass * paint pouring * paper making * art journaling * illuminated letters* screen printing * mixed media cards * beach finds pictures * bullet journaling * calligraphy * parchment craft * pictures on slate * understanding colour * metal embossing * sculpture * sea glass jewellery * photo transfer * seasonal willow wreaths * long stitch bookbinding * pyrography * block printing * painting mandalas * beaded decorations * bead earrings *
We’re very happy to advise on which arts or crafts we think will best suit your group. The workshop leaders we work with are all very experienced in their crafts and most have experience of working with special needs groups and all age groups.
If you’d like to join one of our classes or talk to us about coming to run a session for you, please call us, email or pop into the shop.