Arts for Wellbeing

Arts for Wellbeing sessions are aimed at people with long-term physical and mental health conditions in Glossop and the surrounding area.

These sessions are offered twice a week and provide you with the opportunity to meet new people, try new activities and learn new skills. Our groups are sociable and very relaxed and there is no commitment to attend every week, although we have found that most people return again and again!

Each term, GAP enjoys a new creative ‘theme’, with different activities being offered each week. Clare, our resident artist, will guide you through a number of activities including painting, drawing, collage, up-cycling of unwanted objects, sculpture, textiles, and much, much more.

Arts for Wellbeing sessions are free of charge, a voluntary contribution towards refreshments is welcome but not essential.  There is no requirement to book your place – just come along! But, if you would like more information, please feel free to contact GAP.

Where:
Adult Community Education Centre, Talbot Street, Glossop, SK13 7DG
When:
Mondays 1pm – 3pm
Fridays 10am – 12noon

Printmaking

We bought our first piece of equipment in 2016 – a fantastic Printmaker – everyone, especially Clare has enjoyed different printing techniques. We made collagraphs and produced pictures and cards for sale and and to take home.

Natural Form – The Face

Our project – The Face –  we drew our faces – looking in a mirror,  with our eyes closed and with our non-dominant hand. We drew in pastels and charcoal and we collaged our faces. We concentrated on various areas of the face and learnt new techniques. Not everyone was happy looking in a mirror, but everyone joined in.

Wire Art

Our Wire Art sessions produced some incredible pieces of 2d and 3d artwork. Our participants used recycled wire donated by our electrician friend The Vital Spark.

Watercolours

We enjoyed our very own watercolour challenge! Everyone chose something different to paint. Some very simple yet beautiful pieces were produced and some intricate and interesting images created.