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: steffie.elhassan@hotmail.co.uk

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

Wednesday 18th May 2022 19:00 – 21:00

For details and to book go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/creative-online-workshop-exploring-transition-in-our-lives-tickets-268455957997

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

For details and to book go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/creative-in-person-workshop-in-awe-of-nature-art-for-the-soul-spring-tickets-268386781087

New workshops for Chorlton Arts Festival – online and in person

I’m happy to be restarting in-person Therapeutic Arts Workshops and will continue to offer them online also. The first workshops Introduce Therapeutic Arts through the theme of Restriction and Freedom. Click below for details:

In-person Workshop:

Online Workshop:

Marking the Menopause: new workshop running on Wed 09/06/21 7-9pm and Sun 27/06/21 4 – 6pm

A creative mark-making workshop exploring our menopause journey and experiences. Every woman experiences this major life transition, which can have a massive impact on our physical and mental health and be experienced very differently. Yet most of us go through it without having much chance to process, reflect and discuss with other women. Hopefully this workshop offers an opportunity to do just that in a creative way, wherever you are on your menopause journey! No artistic experience needed, just a willingness to have a go with art materials. The workshop will include small zoom ‘breakout’ groups.
We’ll be making marks to reflect symptoms, our journey and feelings, and also support and self care. Working with art materials offers a way of expressing thoughts and feelings without relying on words. If you’d like a fun but meaningful space, this workshop is for you. All women of any age welcome.

Booking for 9th June:

Booking for 27th June:

New dates for Pandemic Reflections Monthly Creative online workshops: Sat 24th April and Thurs 20th May

Continuing our reflections on the pandemic through Therapeutic Arts, these workshops are stand alone so you are welcome whether you have attended a previous one or not. Each workshop introduces a different art form and will include warm up activities so don’t worry if you’re new to this art form.

Saturday 24th April 16:30 – 18:00 Exploring abstract using colour pencils/feltpens

Pandemic Reflections Monthly: Abstract with colour pencils/pens 24/4 16 :30 Tickets, Sat 24 Apr 2021 at 16:30 | Eventbrite

Thursday 20th May 19:00 – 20:30 Working in black and white with oil pastels

Pandemic Reflections Monthly: Black and white using oil pastels 20/5/21 7pm Tickets, Thu 20 May 2021 at 19:00 | Eventbrite

Pandemic Reflections Monthly Mon 29th March 19:00 – 20:30

The COVID pandemic is still in our lives in an ever-changing way. This series of monthly workshops offer ongoing opportunities to reflect on and share our experiences.

Every month we will work with a different art form, and there will be a warm-up activity to introduce you to each art form so don’t worry if you’re not familiar with it. This month we will work with collage. A list of suggested materials will be sent to participants. Small ‘Zoom breakout’ groups will be included.

Monday 29th March 19:00 – 20:30

Pay what you can (suggested £5 – £12). Registration will close 1 hour before event.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pandemic-reflections-monthly-tickets-144771175483