Open Arts courses and events

If you would like to take part in any of the Open Arts delights below

or are interested in doing a 12 week course 

please complete a referral form and return it to us. Thank you

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MAY Open Studio sessions in the hall

at Hadleigh Old Fire Station

May      

Wed 4th 2pm to 4pm

Tue 10th 12 to 3pm Fabric hardening magic-a textured panel with Sally        

Wed 11th 1.30pm to 3.30pm

Tue 17th 12 to 3pm Silk painting-flowers with Sally

Wed 18th 10.30am to 12.30pm

Thu 19th 2.30pm to 4pm

Tue 24th 12 to 3pm (Chelsea week) wet felt a cottage garden panel with Sally

Tue 31st 12 to 3pm Needle felting -cacti with Sally

A safe and supportive space to work on your own projects or take part in our activities. Stay for as long or short a time as you like. If you would like to join the activity please try and be there for the start of the session.
We ask for £3.50 for the session if you are able to pay or there are funded places available.
Donations welcome. Booking required.

Open Arts studio placements

Tuesdays to Fridays 10am to 4pm

10am to 12 / 12 to 2pm / 2pm to 4pm sessions available

Please note the art house is closed on Tuesdays as sessions will be in the hall at HOFS instead. All welcome 12-3pm 

Two hour sessions, five people per session. The art house is a safe and supported space for you to work on your own projects or use the art materials available. 
We ask for £3.50 for the session if you are able to pay or there are funded places available. Donations welcome.

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Open Arts Pop Up Tuesday sessions 

Places are limited so please contact us to book your place. You are welcome to come and work on your own projects rather than take part in the planned activity too.

12 to 3pm in the main hall at HOFS 


Tuesday 24th May (Chelsea week) wet felt a cottage garden panel with Sally 

Tuesday 31st May needle felting a cactus with Sally

Tuesday June 14th textile memory books with Sally

Tuesday June 21st wet felting - soap dish/vessels with Sally

Tuesday 28th June wet felting – landscapes with Sally 

Stay for as long or short a time as you like. If you would like to join the activity please try and be there for the start of the session.


We ask for £3.50 for the session if you are able to pay or there are funded places available. Donations welcome. 


Hadleigh Open Arts art course COMING SOON 

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This is a 12 week art course which aims to increase confidence and skills by having fun with new art techniques. We hope that by the end of the course you will feel confident to move on to join other groups or classes in your local area, or just to move on in whichever way suits you best.

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Open Arts art exhibition

17th October to 18th November 2022

Leigh Community Centre 

71 – 73 Elm Road, Leigh-on-Sea SS9 1SP

All welcome

Meet the artists and shop!

Saturday 29th October 2022 11am to 2pm 

At Leigh Community Centre, Room 4,

 71 – 73 Elm Road, Leigh-on-Sea SS9 1SP

Everyone is welcome to our 'Meet the Artists' event! Refreshments will be available from the café and our Open Arts artists have stalls of delights in room 4. Come and say hello!

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Open Arts residential at Essex Glamping

Open to current studio members

Wednesday 14th to Thursday 15th September 2022

An art residential to explore new environments and further develop independent studio practice. 

We will have art activities, space to unwind, take an easel outside and paint the landscape, go for a walk. Have time just to be, in nature, be off grid, enjoy a campfire under the stars, just be creative and enjoy time together.