Hearty Arty Fabric Art – 30th March 2017


Would you like to be more active? Do something creative? Feel happier?

Then join in with one of ArtSpace’s  Free Guided Art Walks or Exploratory Art Sessions.  Everyone is welcome to join and we especially welcome anyone with vulnerable mental health or prone to loneliness or anxiety.

Today we had our second exploratory Art Session, Patty taught us how to print onto Fabric.


next week she will help us make our fabric into small backpacks to carry our Hearty Arty Sketchbooks in on the walk on the 18th April.  Here is Patty modelling her prototype backpack. Once they have made their backpack regular participants will be given a sketch book and materials to use on the walks.

Further Arty things on:  6th April, 27th April, 4th May, and 18th May , all 3-6 pm. 

 Come and join us for a cuppa, meet our Artist Patty Callaghan and get stuck in.  All Welcome.  No experience necessary, all materials provided, children and those who might need some assistance should be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Future events and activities will run throughout the week but will mainly be on:

THURSDAYS  3 – 6p.m. (or 2 till 5pm)
SATURDAYS 11a.m. – 1p.m.

Come and be part of it!

 A bit more about the project

We’re  really pleased to announce a new initiative at ArtSpace, Hearty Arty. Please see the details below and let us know if you’d like to get involved in any way:

Hearty Arty is Artspace’s latest project to support people’s well-being. It uses art to encourage physical and mental fitness and explores the connection between them all. Activities will be a combination of art and fitness – but the fitness aspect will be very gentle and mainly walking – with a bit of good food included. It will include regular walks with an artistic theme and explore different types of artistic expression based at Artspace.

Expertly led gentle fitness support and exploratory art sessions, samples of food and guided local walks will be available and a counsellor will be on hand for general and specific support.Everyone is welcome to join and we especially welcome anyone with vulnerable mental health or prone to loneliness or anxiety.

We also need people who can offer support on the walks, in the art sessions or in producing and advising on good food. If you have an empathetic ear, relevant practical skills or are just happy to muck in wherever necessary please let us know by emailing us MaccCommArtSpace@mail.com or leave a message on our answerphone 01625 440694

The project will run throughout the week but most events will happen on Thursdays and some Saturdays starting in March 2017
Look forward to seeing you Hearty Artists!

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