Harrow Arts for Life Project knows the importance and have seen the benefit of the arts on wellbeing and are delighted to provide an opportunity to focus on self for a short period of time encouraging respite, reflection, inner ability to shine and an opportunity to do this amongst like-minded peers offers fun, friendship and relaxation.
The Arts for Life Project is a community project supporting young people’s emotional health and mental wellbeing through the therapeutic value of the creative arts.
We encourage integration, communication and education for mental wellbeing, covering a wide spectrum of ability for all young people.
The project provides services and support programmes that have been proven to create happier, healthier individuals, both mentally and physically.
The Arts for Life Project is run by psychotherapists, artists and young people who understand the value of proactive mental health.
Harrow Arts for Life project offer workshops as below. You can book as far ahead as you wish, spaces are limited as we try and keep the Monthly Get Togethers and Open Workshops small so please book early to avoid dissapointment.
Create & Chat Monthly Get Together
Our monthly 'Create & Chat' evenings are for parents to gain a little respite from their day to day life, we hope to transport you into a world of colour, beauty and creativity. This is time for ‘you' if you take care of yourself you will be better equipped to take care of the people who need you most. Come and relax, share and create in a warm loving, non-judgemental environment where you will meet like minded families offering understanding, advise and guidance.
No previous experience required.
Tiles Painting - This evening we will explore a world of colour and unusual mediums that will amaze and delight you. From moon, prism, vitrail & ceramic, come and explore how these mediums perform.. it is like magic! If you enjoyed the colour bombing sessions, you will LOVE this!! And if you haven't been to either... book both!
Watercolour.. with a difference - My all time favourite, come and learn how to paint with watercolour, using some fun and exciting techniques from salt to bleach!
Abstract Acrylic Canvas - Come and try your hand at creating an abstract canvas using Acrylic Paint, PVA and glitter! You can never go wrong with a bit of glitter, in this session you will create a piece of art that would be worthy of any wall! Lots of colour, lots of paint, lots of fun!
Stencil & Spray - A great opportunity to design, create, stencil cut and colour spray your t-shirt with an amazing new blending spray medium. Make for yourself, a friend or family - these are truly fantastic! Please bring a plain white t-shirt to this session.
If you would like to discuss the content of these workshops in more detail please contact a member of the team who would be more than happy to chat.
We also offer open workshops for an evening of fun and relaxation: These workshops provide an opportunity to learn a new skill, tryout something creative that you have not experienced before. Come on your own, with family or friends and enjoy an evening with a difference. (No previous experience required.)
Silk Painting - Silk Painting is an accessible and fun process, learn about the mediums used, create your own designs, outline in gold onto silk, paint with silk paints and be prepared to allow the dyes to ebb & flow creating incredible vibrant colours.
Colour Bombing - A canvas based art phenomenon, create an intense and mind-blowing artpiece. Learn how to place, rock and explode with this fun-filled evening of open creativity.
Glass-Painting - Be creative and experiment with the amazingness of glass. Spend and evening creating a unique light filtering art piece whilst relaxing with friends.
Silhouette Canvas Painting - Amaze yourself with your abilities to paint. A great introduction to those who have not painted or are returning to creativity. Learn the skills to create an intense, dynamic beautiful artwork that will totally wow your family and friends... even if you haven't picked up a paintbrush in years, we can guarantee that you will go away with a sense of achievement and utter amazement at how wonderful you are!