Free ArtSpace Hearty Arty workshops: June and July 2017 dates


Hearty Arty Art Sessions: dates for June and July 2017

Free arty workshops led by Patty Callagan

Thursdays: 3 to 5:30pm

Thursday 15th June,

Thursday 29th June,

Thursday 13th July,

Thursday 20th July.

All workshops take place at ArtSpace.

All Welcome.  No experience necessary, all materials provided.  Children and those who might need assistance must be accompanied by an adult,



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

Then join in with one of ArtSpace’s  Free Guided Arty 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.

We had our Introductory Hearty Art Walk on Saturday 11th March, we discovered parts of Macclesfield that some of us didn’t know were there and the Sun even came out for a bit!

Our next walk is on Saturday June 10th, 10:50 am, in a change from our normal meeting place, meet at the Hibel road Tesco for a gentle walk along the Middlewood way, approx. 2 hours with time to stop and take pictures.

Free refreshments provided afterwards.

Pushchair, wheelchair and mobility scooter friendly.

Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather.

All welcome, children to be accompanied by an adult.

Arty Sessions


At our Introductory Arty session on Thursday 16th March at ArtSpace we had a lovely creative time working on our own projects, making yellow things for John Hartshorn’s Hello Yellow event or papier-mâché plates for the potato riot.

In the next 2 sessions Patty taught us how to print onto Fabric and helped us make small backpacks to carry our Hearty Arty Sketchbooks in on our walks.  Here is Patty modelling her prototype backpack. Once they have made their backpack regular participants will be given a free sketch book and materials to use on the walks.

 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 – 5:30p.m.
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 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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