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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Open Arts studio placements in the Art house, 19 High Street, Hadleigh, Essex

10am to 11.45am / 11.45am to 1.30pm  (closed 1.30pm to 2pm)  2pm to 4pm sessions available

Please note the art house is closed most Tuesdays as sessions will be in the hall

at HOFS for our Open Arts course with Sally Chinea 12 to 3pm 

The art house is a safe and supported space for you to work on your own projects or use the art materials available. 
Up to five people per session.
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 Tuesday sessions with Sally Chinea in the hall at Hadleigh Old Fire Station 12 to 3pm

Tuesday 6th September the hall is booked. Studio sessions in the art house; if you have been given an allocated session time, if not and you would like to attend please speak to Jo

Tuesday September 13th learning about acrylics - techniques and/or paint clay or paper mache from previous weeks 

Tuesday September 20th Black and white- Chalk and charcoal - organic to abstract

Tuesday September 27th Paper fun (marbling, mark making, journal pages)  


Tuesday 4th October Studio sessions in the art house; if you have an been given an allocated session time, if not and you would like to attend please speak to Jo

Tuesday October 11th Book Art (mini journals) Bring any papers you have made or want to include! 

Tuesday October 18th Scandi gnomes  

Tuesday October 25th Needle felt personalised baubles 

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 in the activity please attend from 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.

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COMING SOON

Open Arts art course  

Hadleigh / Southend / Brentwood / Basildon / Chelmsford TBC

Please get in touch to register your interest for each area. Dates TBC

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 residential at Essex Glamping

Open to current studio members

NEW DATES

Wednesday 7th to Thursday 8th 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.

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Open Studios

Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th October 2022

At Hadleigh Old Fire Station and the Art House

All welcome to visit the studios and meet the artists and community groups that make HOFS. More details to follow...

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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

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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!