Creative Art for Wellbeing

Ref: C3669031

During the course students will be given lots of opportunities to experiment with shapes and colours when creating pieces of art work

Additional information about this course

A relaxing creative arts course taught in an informal and supportive setting with guidance from an experienced tutor. Aimed at adults who experience stress, depression and other mental health difficulties.

Course aim

This course aims to help students to look at colour and shapes within their work, making designs, linking colour and shape, hard and soft

Who is the course for?

This course is targeted at adults who experience stress, depression and other mental health difficulties and can join a mutually supportive social group

What topics will this course cover

Looking at different shapes and there suggestive colour, use of shapes to change perception of colour and vice versa

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

Plan and create an abstract design Plan and create a semi abstract design Demonstrate a greater understanding of the use of colour and its emotional resonance Improve mood and disposition

How will I know I'm making progress?

Ongoing feedback will be provided by the tutor and students will be encouraged to discuss their pieces of work with the tutor and other students to help with the development of ideas.

What else do I need to know, do or bring?


Reading and information sources

Look at the shapes and colours around us

What could the course lead to?

Further WEA Creative Art courses Visits to galleries and exhibitions Practising skills learned at home

Download full course outline

Creative Art for Wellbeing Course Outline


You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2016
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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