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

Menopause mark making 6th April ’21 14:00 – 16:00

A fun and meaningful way to explore and share our experiences of the menopause, using pastels. No art experience necessary.

In collaboration with The Whitworth’s Creative Responses to the Menopause age-friendly series

Free but booking essential : Menopause Mark Making with Steffie ElHassan Tickets, Tue 6 Apr 2021 at 14:00 | Eventbrite

Another chance to experience the Pandemic Reflections Workshop

The first workshop went really well, and following requests it will be running again on Friday 26th February 2021 19:00 – 20:30 and continuing on Sunday 28th February 15:00 – 16:30. Here’s the link:

Pandemic Reflections Creative Workshop (Fri 7-8.30pm plus Sun 3-4.30pm ) Tickets, Fri 26 Feb 2021 at 19:00 | Eventbrite

Creative online workshop: Pandemic Reflections

‘Pandemic Reflections’

The COVID pandemic is affecting each and every one of us, with challenges and pain mixed with gains. This workshop offers the opportunity to reflect on and process these experiences, and identify strengths that support us now and moving forward.

Working with poetry and images we will explore our individual and shared experiences. Small ‘Zoom breakout’ groups will be included.

Starts Friday 29th January 2021 19:00 – 20:30

CONTINUING on Sunday 31st January 2021 15:00 – 16:30

(The workshop is over 2 days, please commit to both. You will be invited to work on a creative activity between the two days).

Pay what you can (suggested £10 – £30)

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pandemic-reflections-workshop-fri-7-830pm-continues-sun-3-430pm-tickets-137065914841

Workshop: Introducing Therapeutic Arts

This three-hour interactive workshop will introduce Therapeutic Arts through a range of activities involving paint and clay. A brief overview of this approach will also be off.ered

Saturday 21st March ’20 13:30 – 16:30 @ Chorlton Central, Barlow Moor Road, Manchester M21 8BF. £10 includes light refreshments and materials. To book please use contact form.