Artlift Course Dates

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January 2021

Living Well – Chronic Pain course – Woven Stories

Tuesday 12th January @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 16th March, 2021

Online United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

Artlift course for adults (18+) living with chronic pain. Referral required from your healthcare professional, no previous arts experienced required. Creative Writing & Visual Art - Ten weeks of pure inspiration. Find joy in the everyday and learn how to create art in words, objects and images on this ten-week course. Starting with the theme ‘a lovely place to be’, you will weave through a range of activities, including collages, poems, text, line drawings, 2D storyboards, and ‘magic boxes.’  

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February 2021

Flourish for adults in Gloucestershire living with & moving on from cancer

Monday 1st February @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, repeating until 1st February, 2021

Online United Kingdom

Need a lift after lockdown? Free online art sessions to help you move on from cancer with trained, experienced artist, Susie Walker. Explore making, drawing & painting. For adults living with or beyond cancer & registered with a doctor in Glos.

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March 2021

Sketch ‘n Rhyme with Your Next Move

Monday 8th March @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday, repeating until 8th March, 2021

Online United Kingdom

Fun, no-pressure online course with friendly Hip Hop artists JPDL and SLAZ. No experience needed, just a desire to express yourself. Bring your own thoughts and Hip Hop lyrics to life through graffiti art. A chance for anyone over 18 to build confidence and skills with an immersive introduction to Hip Hop.

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Create Well – The Seasons- Visual Writing

Monday 15th March @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until 15th March, 2021

Free
Art and Nature through Land Art

Visual Writing - Working from images sent by the artist or just simply observing and listening to your environment, you will be guided with exercises, games and working examples to respond to what’s around you. There’s no need to finish your work – just go with the flow and enjoy the creative process for ten weeks. Please note times are flexible as this course is a remote email/telephone course for those that struggle with online access.

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Create Well – Woven Stories

Tuesday 16th March @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until 16th March, 2021

Online United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

Creative Writing & Visual Art for Mental Health support - Ten weeks of pure inspiration. Find joy in the everyday and learn how to create art in words, objects and images on this ten-week course. Starting with the theme ‘a lovely place to be’, you will weave through a range of activities, including collages, poems, text, line drawings, 2D storyboards, and ‘magic boxes.’

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Create Well – Inside Out Photography

Monday 22nd March @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, repeating until 22nd March, 2021

Online United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

Photography - Get out your camera or mobile phone and take a fresh look at the world around you. This is a real chance to develop your observational skills and explore the things that interest you, both inside and outside.

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Create Well – From Object to Art

Thursday 25th March @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 25th March, 2021

Online United Kingdom + Google Map
Free
Burnt Toast

Visual Art / Sculpture for Mental Health support - Turn a piece of toast into a work of art. Transform everyday items into permanent or transient artwork on this ten-week course.

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Create Well – Inspired By Nature

Monday 29th March @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until 29th March, 2021

Online United Kingdom + Google Map
Free
Artlift Flourish Project

Visual Art / Lino Printing for Mental Health support - Take those potato prints from school one step further. Rediscover the textures, patterns, shapes, and colours of natural objects around you, both indoors or outdoors. Get creative with your environment; learn about mark-making and etching; draw from nature (plants, trees, food, or anything in the home and/or garden); and try your hand at simple relief printmaking. Ten weeks to play with printmaking techniques.

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June 2021

Drawing on photography

Monday 21st June @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, repeating until 2nd August, 2021

With Jim Brook for Gloucestershire Do you have an inclination towards visual things? This course can help you find out how much enjoyment you can gain from nurturing your creativity as part of your weekly activity. You might be curious to find out how making can really help you with your wellbeing, even if you haven’t made anything since school, or don’t consider yourself to be artistic. You’ll be drawing on photography as a way of producing images as a…

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Creative by Nature in Wiltshire – Mornings

Wednesday 23rd June @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until 23rd June, 2021

Online United Kingdom
Painting with kitchen cupboard ingredients

Focus on some new creative activities in a safe, welcoming and non-judgemental environment. Feel free to choose your own form of expression, including painting, drawing and writing. No experience or talent in art necessary.

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July 2021

Flourish for adults in Gloucestershire living with & moving on from cancer

Monday 5th July @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, repeating until 12th July, 2021

Online United Kingdom

Need a lift after lockdown? Free online art sessions to help you move on from cancer with trained, experienced artist, Susie Walker. Explore making, drawing & painting. For adults living with or beyond cancer & registered with a doctor in Glos.

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Woven Stories

Wednesday 14th July @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 14th July, 2021

Online United Kingdom + Google Map
Artlift Flourish Project

With Julie Matthews & Brenda Read-Brown for Gloucestershire Tell stories about the things that matter to you. Get inspired by everyday items to create art in words, objects and images. Starting with the theme ‘a lovely place to be’, you will weave through a range of activities, including collages, poems, text, line drawings, 2D storyboards and ‘magic boxes.’  

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November 2021

Altered Books – Create Well Mental Health programme

Monday 22nd November @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until 13th December, 2021

Artspace – The New Mercury, 3 Woodside St
Cinderford, Gloucestershire GL142NL United Kingdom
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Sun printing photo

Join our Artist Facilitator Amy Freeman at Artspace Cinderford in the beautiful Forest of Dean. Amy will help you to tap into your creative side through the chance to explore different mediums and processes, like image transfer, leaf printing, Papier-mache modelling, simple printmaking and Cyanotype photo processes. An altered book is a form of mixed media artwork that changes a book from its original form into a different form, altering its appearance and/or meaning. We’ll take an old, new or…

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Looking and Seeing – Create Well Mental Health Programme

Monday 22nd November @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, repeating until 6th December, 2021

Overton House, Overton Rd, Cheltenham GL50 3BN + Google Map

Join our Artist Facilitator Nick Moore at the beautiful Overton House, HQ of the Barnwood Trust in Cheltenham. This informal course will focus on painting and drawing with the aim of encouraging you to find your own way to relax and enjoy the materials. You don’t have to be ‘an artist’ to take part in this flexible, supportive group. We will be using acrylic paint and watercolours with basic drawing materials such as pencils, crayons and graphite sticks to explore…

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Carnival Creations – Living Well with Chronic Pain programme

Monday 22nd November @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Monday, repeating until 13th December, 2021

Join our Artist Facilitators Harriet West and Annet Richards-Binns at The City Works, Gloucester. This multi-arts course gives you plenty of choice as to how you might want to get involved.  Get a lift from the joy of carnival as Harriet and Annet guide you through making costume elements, masks and/or props, which you can then animate and move with. Enjoy the music and carnival atmosphere as you get creative in this group. This 10-week course runs on Mondays at…

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Flourish

Monday 22nd November @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, repeating until 20th December, 2021

Free online art sessions for adults registered with a doctor in Gloucestershire and living with or beyond cancer. Explore making, drawing & painting with trained, experienced artist, Susie Walker. No prior experience of art or craft is necessary. This is just a great opportunity for anyone in Gloucestershire coping with cancer to focus on something positive with others in the same boat. Share experiences, make friends, and build confidence in a safe, creative space. This 10-week online course runs from…

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Flourish

Monday 22nd November @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, repeating until 7th February, 2022

Free online art sessions for adults registered with a doctor in Gloucestershire and living with or beyond cancer. Explore making, drawing & painting with trained, experienced artist, Susie Walker. No prior experience of art or craft is necessary. This is just a great opportunity for anyone in Gloucestershire coping with cancer to focus on something positive with others in the same boat. Share experiences, make friends, and build confidence in a safe, creative space. This 10-week online course runs from…

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Altered Books – Living Well with Chronic Pain programme

Monday 22nd November @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Monday, repeating until 13th December, 2021

Artspace – The New Mercury, 3 Woodside St
Cinderford, Gloucestershire GL142NL United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Sun printing photo

Join our Artist Facilitator Amy Freeman at Artspace Cinderford in the beautiful Forest of Dean. Amy will help you to tap into your creative side through the chance to explore different mediums and processes, like image transfer, leaf printing, Papier-mache modelling, simple printmaking, and Cyanotype photo processes. An altered book is a form of mixed media artwork that changes a book from its original form into a different form, altering its appearance and/or meaning. We’ll take an old, new or…

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No Big Drama – Living Well with Chronic Pain programme

Tuesday 23rd November @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until 14th December, 2021

Hesters Way Community Resource Centre, Cassin Drive, Cheltenham GL51 7SU + Google Map

Join our Artist Facilitator Emma Cleasby at the Springbank Community Resource Centre in Hesters Way, Cheltenham. Life stories, current affairs, gossip or pure imagination – what gets you going? What tales could you tell or help others to tell? Whether you’re interested in painting, crafting, words, film or sound, we’ll find the activity that best fits you and what you want to say. Meet, make, create, laugh, drink some tea, there might be cake… no experience necessary! This 10-week course…

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Drawing on Photography – Create Well Mental Health Programme

Tuesday 23rd November @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 14th December, 2021

Museum in the Park, Stratford Park
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 4AF United Kingdom
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Join our Artist Facilitator Jim Brook at the Museum in the Park in beautiful Stratford Park in Stroud. Do you have an inclination towards visual things? In this course you can gain from nurturing your creativity as you go about your weekly activity. You’ll be drawing on photography as a way of producing images as a source for other free ways of making and exploring things. You can use your camera or mobile phone; other arts materials (paint/brushes etc) will…

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Woven Stories: Inspirations – Create Well Mental Health Programme

Wednesday 24th November @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 1st December, 2021

Online United Kingdom + Google Map
Artlift Flourish Project

Join our Artist Facilitators Julie Matthews and Brenda Read-Brown online on Zoom. Woven Stories is perfect for anyone who would struggle to access a community-based course and/or who would prefer to engage with us from the comfort and safety of their own home!  We can help you get set up and confident with using Zoom. Brenda and Julie will enable you to explore your own creativity through visual art making and creative writing. You will get to tell stories about…

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Woven Stories: Inspirations – Living Well with Chronic Pain Programme

Wednesday 24th November @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 1st December, 2021

Online United Kingdom + Google Map
Artlift Flourish Project

Join our Artist Facilitators Julie Matthews and Brenda Read-Brown online on Zoom. Woven Stories is perfect for anyone who would struggle to access a community-based course and/or who would prefer to engage with us from the comfort and safety of their own home!  We can help you get set up and confident with using Zoom. Brenda and Julie will enable you to explore your own creativity through visual art making and creative writing. You will get to tell stories about…

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From Object to Art – Create Well Mental Health Programme

Thursday 25th November @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until 16th December, 2021

The Club @ Tuffley, Tuffley Park
Gloucester, GL1 5NS United Kingdom
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Free
Burnt Toast

Join our Artist Facilitator Susie Walker at The Club at Tuffley Park. Rekindle your creative self by having permission to play through taking a line for a walk to transforming everyday items into permanent or transient artworks. Nothing is off limits and exploring the materials in your own way to create exciting and beautiful things is what it's all about. No prior experience of arts or crafts is necessary and all materials are provided or are items we agree we’d…

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Word Play – Create Well Mental Health programme

Friday 26th November @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Friday, repeating until 10th December, 2021

The Ed Shed, 2 Quay Street GL1 2PG United Kingdom + Google Map

Join our Artist Facilitator Brenda Read-Brown at 2 Quay Street, (new entrace to Ed Shed.) Discover the power of creativity through playing with words and heal the mind whilst making friends and building a community. In this course you will cut, paste, write poetry and prose, rearrange, make marks, paint, and have fun discovering yourself whilst pushing the boundaries of your imagination. You will use text, as in writing, to inspire an image and an image to create an interesting…

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