Arts Wellbeing Classes (Art Club)
Whilst at University I created and ran my own arts wellness sessions. My aim was to show creativity could be approachable and mindful, these became regular and often fully booked! As this was one of the highlights of my University career, I decided to continue during in the pandemic over Zoom.
The classes are 60 minutes long and are always taught at entry level. They comprise of teaching a simple art / craft technique with a little art history on its origins (also useful for pub quizzes) and advice on wellness as to how to use art making as creative expression! We finish with a discussion at the end about what we've made, and general wellbeing tips!
If you'd like to take part, please send me an email on email@example.com, or send me a message through Instagram @eljoart You're welcome to join anonymously, just watch, or I can send you a recording of each session! They were every Tuesday at 8pm GMT.
Previous sessions include:
David Hockney, Viewing Surroundings Imaginatively, Enjoying what's Around Us
Surrealism, Drawing Imaginatively and Escapism
Rothko, Colour Theory and The Subconscious
Kandinsky, Drawing to Music and Emotions in Sounds
Picasso, Line Drawing and Tips for Anxiety
The classes are always free, as I aim to encourage accessibility into the arts and facilitate wellbeing practices. If you would like to support me and my work you can make a donation using the button below, thank you!
"My favourite activity was the Hockney one from the most recent class (with drawing the space around you) because it helped me be instinctual and not too in-my-head which is outside my usual habits with art. I haven’t done the exact same activities but I’ve tried to apply the principles to art outside of the class." Johanna on the zoom activities.
"I have been shielding due to health problems and realised I needed to keep busy for my sanity! When I heard about Art Club I was really pleased! I’ve enjoyed the challenges of working quickly and thinking about different artists’ techniques. I’ve started sketching a bit more at home too." Louise on the zoom activities.
"Art Club is an amazing escape from the doom and gloom of lockdown. It adds a bit of normality and sanity whilst being creative! The well-being feature is a great addition to sessions because of this :)" Anonymous on the zoom activities.