New workshop for May & Chorlton Arts Festival: ‘Art for the Soul – Spring’ Sun 21st May 2 – 4pm in Chorlton

New workshop as part of Chorlton Arts Festival 2023!

‘In Awe of Nature: Art for the Soul- Spring‘ A creative, uplifting, mindful, in-person workshop exploring the beautiful shapes of Spring using watercolour pencils. Sunday 21st May 2 – 4 pm at St Margaret’s Community Centre, Brantingham Road, Manchester M21 0TT. For more details and to book go to:

2 new creative wellbeing workshops: ‘Art for the Soul: Spring’ and ‘Introducing Therapeutic Arts’ at Blue and Berry Gallery, Macclesfield SK11 9BB

‘Art for the Soul: Spring’ with watercolour pencils. Thursday 18th May 2023 7 – 9pm: An uplifting, mindful, creative workshop, noticing and responding to the beautiful shapes of Spring. No artistic experience needed! – the focus is more on enjoying the process than the outcome. Includes all materials and refreshments. For more information and tickets go to:

‘Introducing Therapeutic Arts’ : Thursday 4th May 2023, 10 am – 1pm. This participatory workshop will explore: How the arts can be used therapeutically as well as for wellbeing; how and why different media, such as paint and clay, are used; through participation, how the arts can enable expression of our inner world. This is an introductory workshop rather than an art therapy group session. Includes all materials and refreshments. For more information and tickets go to:

Mindful Art Workshop: The Garden in Winter 18/02/2023 at The Bridgewater Gardens (10 – 12.30 or 13.30 – 16:00)

Led by therapeutic arts practitioner Steffie Elhassan, this workshop is designed to inspire and relax by encouraging a connection to nature through drawing with pencil and charcoal. The focus of the workshop will be to encourage mindfulness through engaging with the natural lines and structures in the beautiful Bridgewater Garden. 

Confidence with drawing is not necessary to enjoy the workshop. Suitable for all adults, no prior experience needed.

Part of this workshop will take place outdoors (weather permitting).
Garden entry included in the workshop price (£30 RHS members, £40 non members). Light refreshments will be available as part of the workshop.

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RHS Garden Bridgewater / RHS Gardening

‘Art for the Soul: Winter’ Creative in-person workshop, Sun 29/01/23 14:00 – 16:00

An uplifting, mindful creative in-person workshop

Venue: St Margaret’s Centre, Brantingham Road, Manchester M21 8AW

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Mindful Art workshop for World Menopause Day Tues 18th Oct 10.30 – 12.30

This uplifting workshop is being held at The Whitworth as part of their Creative Responses to the Menopause and is free:

Creative in-person workshop: Art for the Soul – Autumn forms Sun 9th Oct 2 – 4 pm

In this workshop we will mindfully explore the 3D forms we find in abundance in autumn like fruits, hops, nuts etc and respond with air-drying clay. At St Margaret’s Community Centre, Brantingham Road, M21 0TT. For more details and tickets please follow this link:

Creative in person workshop: Art for the Soul – Summer (Sunday 14th August 14:00 – 16:00)

The Old Parsonage, Stenner Lane, Didsbury, Manchester M20 2RQ

About this event

Based in the lovely Didsbury Parsonage, we will hopefully also be able to spend some time outside, weather permitting. After a warm up with oil pastels we will enjoy noticing and being with the beautiful colours of Summer, and have time to reflect on how we resonate with this season.

No artistic experience needed at all! Materials will be provided.

This workshop is the second in a series: ‘In awe of Nature – Art for the Soul’. Each workshop will use a different medium to explore form and theme related to the season: Spring- watercolour pencils – shape – new growth and hope; Summer – pastels – colour – expansion; autumn – clay – 3D form – harvest; winter – pencil/charcoal – line – structure.

Tickets are £15 including all materials and light refreshments. Concessions £8 – please email for concessions:

Creative online workshop: Exploring transition in our lives, May 18th 2022

Wednesday 18th May 2022 19:00 – 21:00

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In Awe of Nature – Art for the Soul: Spring (in person workshop), Sun May 8th 2022

Creative in person workshop at Coffee Cranks Cafe, Alexandra Park, Manchester

Sunday 8th May 2022 14:15 – 16:15

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