Confidence through Creativity

Sign up for FREE Art and Craft taster sessions for ages 16-25!

Make new connections, explore your ideas and build your own creative toolkit to support you in your everyday life. Experienced leaders will help you explore your interests in small and friendly group settings.

    - Boost confidence
    - Develop employability skills
    - Explore your interests
    - Make new connections
    - Support your wellbeing

      Places are available for those aged 16+ registered to a GP in Gloucestershire. If you would like further information, please call Kim on 01452 863855 or email

      Complete our form online: click here

      Or download and complete a printable version: click here



      Mix it Up (for ages 16-25)

      Try new art techniques, socialise, and get some support if you are thinking about volunteering or work.

      3 taster sessions are available in Cheltenham at these locations:
      • The Cornerstone Centre, April 4th, 2-4pm
      • Hester’s way Community Resource Centre, April 9th 2.30 – 3.30pm
      • St Pauls Community Hub, Aprill 11th, 2.30-4.30pm
      • Followed by an 8-week course based at The Wilson starting on April 18th 2.30- 4.30pm

      You can take part if you are:

      • Aged 16-25
      • Registered with a GP inn Gloucestershire
      • Want to boost your skills and employment prospects
      • Are not currently in education training and employment OR if you have recently engaged with work and need some help to sustain this

      In the past, we have run:

      Handmade Wellbeing Diary (for ages 25+)

      Location: The Ed Shed, 2 Quay Street,Gloucester, GL1 2PG (behind the old Folk Museum in Westgate St.) with artist Amy Freeman

      When: January 25th, February 1st, 8th, 15th,

      (break for half term,) 22nd, 29th, March, 7th, 14th, 21st

      on Thursdays 10.30am-12.30pm

      Unlock your creative self and support your well-being on this relaxed mark-making course. We will explore a range of techniques including various printmaking techniques, natural paints and Cyanotype processes. Create your own images and artwork to make yourself a handmade book to store your creative well-being journey.

      Creative Connections (for ages 25+)

      Location: Online via Zoom
      with artist Donna Marshall

      An online art course one hour a week on zoom to discover simple effective art techniques to support mindfulness, promote wellbeing, build confidence and social networks. 8 weeks online then 2 studio sessions to collaborate and showcase new found skills and connections.


      Art Barn (for ages 16-25)

      Location: Online via Zoom and in the Art Shape studio!

      with artist Kate Cox

      A range of creative activities and digital techniques to free up creativity. Developing skills in digital image-making, printmaking and pop-culture. Using favourite movies, graphic novels, and video games as inspiration! Making friends, building confidence and being supported to take next steps. 



      Art Shape co-develop and co-deliver various Arts on Prescription programmes, in partnership with NHS One Gloucestershire Integrated Care System.

      This is an Gloucestershire Creative Health Consortium programme, commissioned by NHS One Gloucestershire Integrated Care System.


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