ArtCare organises regular creative workshops for staff at the hospital allowing them to ‘wind down’ after work. The Staff Arts Club workshops aim to relieve stress and combat isolation for those working alone. The sessions provide a ‘taster’ of different visual and performing arts, which staff may then decide to pursue in their own time. Previous activities have included pastels, stained glass, watercolour, life drawing, ceramics, photography, singing, creative writing and more.

Mini Mindful Drawing

A mindful drawing exercise for each weekday led by artist Elizabeth Hammond where the emphasis is on finding freedom and calmness. Collect a free pack with paper, pencil, charcoal and eraser from the Library resource area, Block 29 or just grab a pencil and paper wherever you are. Videos will remain available for several weeks so you can access when convenient for you. Tell us what you thought of the videos – email sft.artcare@nhs.net  N.B. Videos are hosted on YouTube – you will need to accept media player cookies to view

 

#1 Drawing Breath

#1 Continual Line

 

#3 Eraser Drawing

#4 Poetry Drawing

#5 Gestural Drawing

Current workshops

There are no upcoming events.

Booking Information

Booking is via Eventbrite. Fees must be received at the time of booking in order to secure your place. N.B. Refunds will only be given if ArtCare cancels the workshop or your place can be filled by someone on the waiting list.

Any problems or you wish to pay by cash, please phone ArtCare office on 01722 336262 ext. 5617.

Download current Staff Arts Club brochure March 2022 (pdf)

Fill in our database form to join the Staff Arts Club mailing list for early booking.

Wellbeing activities

Visit our Wellbeing page for more ways to unwind.

Take a look at our ArtCare Pinterest boards on ‘Wellbeing’ for more ideas.

Rubber stamping workshop

I just wanted to say how much fun I had last night at the stamp making workshop. I’ve had a tough time lately and to sit for a few hours and do something completely new with others was amazing and so much fun. I came out of the session full of it. It's a great opportunity to offer to people to try out and such a social thing too.

Stone carving workshop

Brilliant workshop, clear instructions. Had a lot of fun and very pleased with the result. A great way to de-stress after work.

Stone carving workshop

Many thanks for giving me this opportunity not only was it a good workshop, it was also nice to meet other staff members from the Trust

Ceramics course

I think your courses are a great asset to the staff here, so thanks for arranging them

Glass course

Great value for money, the time and venue made it possible for my colleague and I to attend from Fountain Way. I think having the class in the artist's studio was inspirational.