‘Art for Wellbeing’ is a free six-week course funded by Barnet Southgate College, in partnership with Mind in Barnet. During this course, students can expect to develop skills in basic drawing and painting techniques whilst exploring personal experience of ‘self-care’ and wellbeing through the art making process, using both taught and experiential methods.
‘Art for Wellbeing’ has been devised by trained teacher and artist Rebekah Dean, who has over 10 years of experience teaching in adult community learning. The course recognises how the art making process becomes therapeutic separately from art therapy and has been developed around this idea through adult education.
The programme uses the core skill set that artists need to sustain professional practice, including observing the world around them, sharing ideas, reaching out to others, keeping on the move, and learning new things. This means that a student’s personal experience of the art making process is at the heart of their learning. These key artist skill sets have a distinct similarity to the five ways of wellbeing:
- take notice
- stay active
- keep learning
- connect with others
The course is open to all adults over 19 years of age wishing to develop basic skills in drawing and painting and connect with others through adult community learning.
LOCATION: The Art Space, artsdepot, 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, N12 0GA
DATES AND TIME: Wednesday January 8th – Wednesday February 12th 2020, 18.30 – 21.00
For queries, please email [email protected]
Learner feedback to the question:
- What impact has the course had on you?
- Do you have any other comments about the course?
Found it very interesting and want to continue drawing at home
It has unleashed the creative side of me. Rebekah has encouraged me to draw. I never thought I would be able to draw. It is a huge achievement
I have learnt about expressive drawing which I had never heard of before. I have benefited in attending the lessons as they [are] stress relieving and I feel happier after having attended this course
The course has made me feel more confident and improved my drawing skills
Happy, confidence, relaxing: Amazing!!
Enjoyed each week of developing observational and drawing skills; The use of different techniques to add dimension to art works. The ability to draw accurately has helped the end product. I have enjoyed discussion about artists by other attendees.