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Image credit: Susan Erskine-Jones

Art, Nature & Wellbeing
Free creative course 

A 10-week creative course for young people
Attendance by booking / referral only

A 10-week artist led workshop series, exploring the themes of art and nature, for young people, ages 12-16 years old in the Milton Keynes area who are experiencing mild-moderate mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression or social isolation.

Each week participants will learn a new art technique, taking inspiration from, and using natural materials found in the calming surroundings of Milton Keynes Arts Centre and the grounds of Great Linford Manor Park. The activities will encourage an awareness and appreciation of natural world through creativity to support wellbeing and offer a chance to meet like-minded people.

Lead artist and printmaker Susan Erskine-Jones will introduce visiting artists throughout the series, providing opportunities for participants to get hands-on experience of making ceramics, felt-making, sculpture and photography, as well as of working with collage, printmaking, natural dyes and drawing.

Who is this course for?
The programme has been particularly designed to support young people, ages 12-16 years old in the Milton Keynes area who are experiencing mild-moderate mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression or social isolation.

About the Artist:
Susan Erskine-Jones is a painter, printmaker and art tutor with ten years’ experience in delivering mixed media workshops to students of all ages. Her interest is in overlooked objects and the common place.
Artists’ website: https://www.erskine-jones.com

Dates:
11,18, 25 October
1, 8, 15, 22, 29 November
6, 13 December 2023

Times:

Wednesdays, 5-7PM

Location:
The Barn*, Milton Keynes Arts Centre, Parklands, Great Linford, MK14 5DZ.

*Please note wheelchair access is via an external ramp only

How do I book?
If you’d like to take part, or know someone who would benefit from taking part, please email details through to referrals@artsforhealthmk.org.uk

Referral Forms: For self-referral please download the form below or contact referrals@artsforhealthmk.org.uk


Referral form ︎︎︎


or contact us on:

︎ referrals@artsforhealthmk.org.uk

︎ or 01908 996124

Places will be offered on a first come, first served basis. There are 10 places on offer.

This course is organised by Milton Keynes Arts Centre in partnership with Arts for Health MK. 

  


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