We’ve started a new monthly meet up!
Connect & Create meets on the first Monday afternoon of every month at the Tetley. The aim is to get together with other like-minded, creative people. We want you to share ideas, be artistic, and find out about all the great things going on in Leeds.
Every month we’ll have:
Sharing – a chance for you to bring along a piece of artwork or some writing – or a song or a dance and share it with an enthusiastic group of Arts & Minds members
Discussion – we’ll choose an important topic and gather a group to talk about it. It could be a new idea, or an event that’s coming up we need help with – or something completely different.
Creative Space – every month a new volunteer will try out a different creative workshop. No skills necessary, just have a go.
We’ll also have the Arts & Minds team on hand to answer your questions, and plenty of leaflets and brochures with information on lots of different things going on. It’s ideal for people who’ve never been to an Arts & Minds event before – you can find out all about what we do. And we particularly welcome people who’ve had experience of mental health issues.
Join us on
Monday August 6th / September 3rd/ October 1st / November 5th/ December 3rd
Connect & Create
Monday Afternoons, 2 – 4pm
The Learning Studio on Floor 2
Oblong hosts a free weekly arts & crafts group every Monday between 1 and 2.30 pm.
More details can be found by clicking on the link below.
Oblong – Woodhouse Community Centre
197 Woodhouse Street
Mondays 1 – 2.30 pm
Free and materials are provided
0113 245 9610
The Art Room offers a range of art therapeutic support including adult groups and 1:1 sessions with client and therapist and also parent and child therapy.
This is a free service for Leeds-based adults, however priority will be given to residents who live locally (i.e within a three mile radius of The Digital Lounge).
Please contact The Digital Lounge to find out about dates and availability.
What is Art Therapy?
Art Therapy can help people to express their inner feelings when words alone are either just too difficult or hard to find.
It Can help people to understand why they are feeling the way they do by creating an image to express and explore their emotions.
A person’s willingness to join in and try something new is more important than how good they think they are at art making.
Group sessions – Tuesdays and Thursdays 10.30 am – 11.30 am
1:1 sessions available Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursdays
Where: The Digital Lounge
45 Ramshead Hill
Contact: 0113 318 0522 or email [email protected] to request an application form
Weekly group – Oblong Arts and Craft Group – beginners welcome.
This group is FREE and materials are provided
When? Every Monday between 1 pm and 2.30 pm
Where? Woodhouse Community Centre, 197 Woodhouse Street, LS6 2NY
Cost? Free and materials are provided
Contact? telephone:0113 245 9610 email: [email protected]
We offer a yearly rolling programme of informal learning by providing short ( 10 Week ) course in a variety of community and city-centre venues. Work work with experienced and qualified artist/tutors, who are used to working across lots of different art and design disciplines with small diverse groups of participants. Courses include: drawing, sculpture, painting, jewellery, ceramics. See Courses Starting Jan 2017-2
Term One 26th September to 9th December
Term Two 16th Jan to 31st March
Term Three 18th April to 30th June
We deliver weekdays and daytime, with one late afternoon to early evening course running at in Term Two ( this may be extended to Term Three).
Where? Citywide and central.
Cost? We have 3 set rates per 10 week term, dependent upon personal circumstances. £60/ £16 / Free
Contact? Please call East St Arts for more information: 0113 262 2233 and ask for Linda.
“this course has been life changing, I felt really isolated before I joined and now I look forward to it each week, it is a life line”
“The tutor makes us feel really comfortable and has encouraged us to try new things with gentle guidance, you don’t have to do anything that you don’t want to do”
We are a creative mental health service based in Leeds 7 offering a range of classes and activities for the community, users of mental health services and their families. We offer classes on a referral only basis and also open classes available for anyone to join: art and crafts, ceramics, dance and music, and a weekly Craft Cafe session. See our website for current groups
Inkwell is a safe, creative and accessible space where passion and skills entwine, challenging the stigma of mental health and celebrating the diversity of its participants. It seeks to engage, stimulate and absorb all abilities through creative activity. Users develop life skills such as teamwork and problem solving leading to increased confidence and improved wellbeing.
When? Varies depending on group
Where? 31 Potternewton Lane, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3LW
Contact: Telephone: 0113 3070108 / email: [email protected] / www.inkwellarts.org.uk
“..it’s such a positive place for people who are struggling with their mental health, it helps to build confidence and setting yourself little goals is sometimes better for a person than self-analysis”
“It’s a chance to learn new skills and have the freedom to express yourself. I’ve done a bit of volunteering here too which I’ve really enjoyed”
We welcome people of all ages, abilities and background providing a fully inclusive craft session. Here at Inkwell we have a warm, friendly and welcoming environment, in fact, everything you need to feel and be inspired! Crafts available to try range from Jewellery Making, Pottery, Sewing, Felting, Card Making, Glass Painting, Batik and much more. Whatever you want to create, we will do our utmost to help.
When: Every Thursday afternoon 2-4pm
Where: Inkwell, 31 Potternewton Lane, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3LW
Costs: Your entrance fee of just £3.50 will buy you all your materials for the session.
We have a wide range of art and craft materials available to use and you get to take home whatever you make on the day.
Contact: Telephone: 0113 3070108 / email: [email protected]
Inkwell run a range of classes that are open for anyone to join which do not require a referral. Classes and workshops in various visual arts and performance arts are available throughout the week.
Tuesday mornings: Art & Design/ Sewing Group
Tuesday evening: Drumming Class
Wednesday evening: Sewing Circle/ Salsa
Thursday evening: Ceramics
Friday morning: Felting
Saturday: Ceramics/ Visual Arts
Where: Inkwell, 31 Potternewton Lane, LS7 3LW
Contact: See Inkwell’s Website for more details
From Cloth Cat, this course is an introduction to playing the ukulele. This is a fun light-hearted course designed to get complete beginners to music playing familiar songs in a variety of styles. No previous experience needed. The tutor is Jess Bowie.
When: Tuesdays, 7 – 8pm
Where: Bramley Lawn Social Centre, Rossefield Lawn, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3RU
Costs: £60 / free if you receive means tested benefits
We are a charity based in inner-city Leeds that uses music training to help local people improve the quality of their lives. We help people to gain control over their lives and find avenues into employment by providing the opportunity to learn a variety of skills and to develop their musical talent. By doing this, we also provide a basis for empowerment, confidence building and making music contacts that will become ever more useful as their abilities continue to grow towards their future. We offer a wide range of 11 week music courses in subject such as beginners guitar, ukelele, music production, singing, song-writing, and many more. See our website for current courses. No experience is needed, The courses are all practical, with friendly and supportive tutors that will help you learn new skills and have fun!
When: Varies, 11 week courses run on termly basis
Where: Variety of community centres such as Swarthmore; Cardigan Centre; and Bramley Lawn.
Costs: People on means-tested benefit: Free/ Waged: £73 for 11 week course
Mike Jolly: [email protected] / 0113 244 2773 / www.clothcatleeds.org.uk