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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 course 

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


Open Arts have a new venue! Garon Park Community Centre, (first road on the right as you come off the roundabout to Garon Park, behind Kids Kingdom)

A safe and supported space for you to work on your own projects or use the art materials available. 

Up to 15 people per session. Sessions are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 10.30 to 1.30pm and 2pm to 4pm

We ask for £7.50 for the morning session and £5 towards the afternoon session, but understand that may be difficult so please speak to Jo to see about the possibility of pay what you can.

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Open Arts fundraiser

£10 can buy you a treat for your ears and support Open Arts!


The CD contains 5 suites for Violin and Piano composed by John, played by Ian Douce on the violin and John on the piano, together with traditional tunes played by John on the violin. All the suites were inspired by various art exhibitions.


CDs are available please contact Jo 07580 982 462 / to arrange purchase.

Thank you

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Open Arts art courses
starting on Tuesday 11th June for 9 weeks on Tuesdays 11am to 1pm

Open Arts 12 week course starting 24th September on Tuesdays 11am to 1pm

These art courses 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.

£10/ £5 concession per week (if this is difficult please speak to us about paying what you can)

If you have a care coordinator they may be able to apply for a personal budget or carers budget on your behalf

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Open Arts educational visits to RHS Garden Hyde Hall

Take part in a mixture of drawing, printing, clay and weaving activities inspired by our seasonal walks around the garden.

          Friday 19th July 2024

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Open Space; Exploring wet felting
with Sally Chinea

Thursdays 11th & 18th June 11am to 1pm

£50 for the course, all materials supplied.

Week 1 Using only soap water & the natural colourful wool fibres, create a beautiful panel

Week 2 embellish & refine your design  

These sessions are open to all. The money raised supports Open Arts

mental health courses 

To book please email and pay via

Art workshops with Sally Chinea
at 'Open Space'

These sessions are open to all.
£26 each session.
The money raised supports the Open Arts mental health programme.
On the First Thursday of the month

10am to 12 or 1pm to 3pm
June 6th Wet felting / July 4th Silk painting floral
August 1st Upcycled Fabric bowls /

September 5th Plaster casting 

To book please email and pay via 

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Friday creativity for wellbeing with Sally Chinea at 'Open Space'

£20 each session
Come and take part in the activity or bring your own project. Some time for you and a cuppa!

These sessions are open to all. The money raised supports the Open Arts mental health programme. 
starting 14th June 2024

Week One – June 14th –  Intro to drawing
Week Two – June 21st - Black and white – Organic to Abstract 
Week Three – June 28th- Collage Portraits

to be continued...

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