Online Art for Wellbeing

Every Thursdays 7-8.30pm GMT

The idea is that participants will learn observational skills and begin the process of creating their own images.

It will involve drawing, painting, collage, using found materials, collecting objects and taking photos around the home or outside.

Participants can use any art materials they already have. If they don’t have drawing paper, charcoal, paints etc, you can use pens and A4 printing paper, inside of envelopes or cereal packaging. Even diluted coffee makes good painting medium.

There will be some drawing exercises each week. Again, these can be done with art materials or just A4 printing paper and a pencil/biro.

Each week we’ll explore a different aspect of creating pictures. These sessions offer the chance to try out new things, revive forgotten skills, develop new techniques and provide a springboard for creating artwork.


  • Creative

    Weekly Zoom Live Sessions

  • Connect

    Chat and share in the class community forum page

  • Learn

    Every week the recording is uploaded. Take a session from the archive in your own time.

Open to everyone

Live weekly sessions every Thursday 7pm GMT and recordings available

Reviews

5 star rating

Brilliant course

William Sutton

Hugely enjoying. Clear, well-thought-out classes. Makes art approachable and worthwhile. Friendly atmosphere and collaborative feel. Thank you.

Hugely enjoying. Clear, well-thought-out classes. Makes art approachable and worthwhile. Friendly atmosphere and collaborative feel. Thank you.

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an exciting and happy time following the different ways t...

Suzanne Attridge

I am having an exciting and happy time following the different ways to make Art in a none examined atmosphere. A game just for the pleasure of keeping head a...

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I am having an exciting and happy time following the different ways to make Art in a none examined atmosphere. A game just for the pleasure of keeping head above water in these peculiar times. A super leader. I actually showed my family on whatsap the things I am doing. Unusual because I hide everything in case it's awful. Don't mind if it is right now. Have trouble with the technical side though. I get help fortunately. Thank you

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Janet Ayers

Janet Ayers studied Art, Photography, Art History and Theatre Studies at school. After her Foundation course at West London College she went onto Portsmouth Art College where she gained an BA(hons) in Illustration. After graduation she began a career in Arts Administration and Publishing. When she moved back to Portsmouth in 2002 that's when her community music career took off and the art stuff was put on hold. Printmaking was a way back in for Janet to re-awaken her passion for art, attending courses at the Badger Press, Red Hot Press and Omega Printmakers. She has exhibited with the Society of Woodengravers (as a student entry) and also with Omega Printmakers. Many of you may know Janet for her Community Choir and singing for wellbeing work, circle dance groups and as a performer. Portsmouth University has recognised her contribution to the local creative music community by awarding her an honorary degree (rescheduled for May 2021) . Since lockdown she's been able to carry on some of her singing work online, but not all. So as one door closes for a while, Janet is taking this opportunity to get back into drawing, painting and creating and would like you to join in too. www.janetayers.org

Open to everyone