From 16th January 2015 I started a community art group based at Artisans Collective, The Old Library Heritage Centre in Prestatyn. Back then it was just a simple short term venture but today it has grown into an amazing inclusive hub of creativity, friendship and an integral part of Prestatyn’s Community Wellness.

We are now looking for sponsorship to enable us to put on extra sessions to continue being a part of Social prescribing program. Social Prescribing helps reduce social isolation, depression/anxiety, and helps improve peoples overall Health and Wellbeing. The aim of this art group is to bring people together, share ideas, techniques, socialise, make art/crafts and have fun. I truly believe that art makes a significant contribution to improving lives, health and well being.Many people’s lives are enhanced by the arts. The arts are enjoyed and valued as part of our personal wellbeing and development, and as part of community life. Through the arts we can express and fulfil ourselves, and engage with other people in ways that other forms of communication do not offer.

Where and When?
The Art group will begin at 10:00 and run for 2 hours every Friday in the Artisans Collective, old Library, Prestatyn. Tea and coffee will be supplied, toilets are situated upstairs (Disabled toilets are located off site opposite Ty Nant council building), Any age/ability welcome.

Fee: £3 per 2 hour session which includes tea or coffee.

What we do during Art Group sessions:
Over the 3 years that the group has been running we have covered many topics and created many beautiful and interesting pieces including 2 calendars and outdoor artwork for Voluntary Arts week and Prestatyn Flower show.

Sessions Topics:
Imaginative, landscape, seascape, portrait, still life, working from photographs (preferably your own).

Experimenting with different techniques, paints, fabrics, modroc, glass, pastels, marbeling, mixed media and more.
Sharing skills/techniques etc
show & tell (help with idea building)
Art idea sessions. this is to highlight anything that the group may want to try out.
Gallery visits and outdoor painting
Look at local Artists and invite them to the group for a session and to show us their work/craft

If you have your own project and want to do that you are more than welcome to
All sessions that I set themes/projects for are only ever a suggestion, if you are working on a piece and want to continue that please feel free to do so. The group has a wide range of artists from absolute beginners to more experienced, we help and guide each other and only give constructive advice and criticism when asked.

No experience needed, friendly help is always provided.

Contact Aimee: Phone 07541039703 or email [email protected] 
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