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Art - Sketch Walks in Worcester

  • Type Creativity
  • Start 06 Jan 2022 10:30
  • End 15 Dec 2022 12:00


Course Overview: A small sketching art group, meeting in various locations on Thursday mornings each week. Venues are all based within the Worcester city area including Worcester Cathedral, Worcester City Museum and Art Gallery, various café’s and local popular landmarks. This small, supportive group is for any level of artist and is a weekly opportunity for you to develop your observation, sketching and social skills. 

Course Duration: 12 weekly sessions lasting 1.5 hours  - Thursday mornings. Multiple start dates throughout the year.

Course Benefits: Skills you develop can help you express your sense of self through your own artwork. Creative activity has been shown to increase concentration self-esteem, provide a sense of purpose and give structure to a day. It can enhance social skills, help people engage in social relationships and improve quality of life. Whilst sessions are led, learners will be encouraged to develop their own work. Learners often progress to join other community or local education based art courses.. 

Course Equipment: All resources will be provided, or you can bring your own

Course Eligibility: New Opportunities Worcestershire courses/activities are to help Worcestershire adults (18+) in their recovery from severe mental ill health, through engagement in meaningful roles and activities. NOW is open to Worcestershire adults receiving services from the Neighbourhood Mental Health Teams who are not yet ready to access mainstream activities due to isolation, and low self-esteem. Helping them to gain confidence, reduce isolation and increase concentration to enable them to move into mainstream activities, or progress into other parts of the pathway. Other criteria may apply.

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