AWE 2018 Programme: Art for Wellbeing Everyday

Our new 2018 Art for Wellbeing programme, provides the opportunity for local people to work with professional artists to learn a range of visual arts skills.

Each new skill will be taught over 4 or 6 sessions at our Blechynden St Studio in W10 (close to Latimer Rd Tube Station).

Places are free for participants to attend, all we ask for in return is for your feedback. This will help us to help us create a 'how to guide' for the skill you have learnt, so other local people can try out the same activity at home with family or friends. Further details can be found below.

Please note that participants must be over 18 years old on the project start date, and registered with an NHS WLCCG GP Practice.

Free, sign up here.


Rita Parniczky: Paper Sculpture

Thursdays 10:00 – 13.00 | June 21st - July 12th

'As a mixed-media artist I explore structure, materiality and change with light in my work. The paper cutting skill I teach encourages the creative brain to come up with solutions how 2D and 3D structures are shaped and hold together.'


Aimee Parrott:  Patchwork

Mondays 10:30 – 12:30 | July 23rd – August 27th 

'The joy of patch working is that traditionally it is a communal activity, historically women in small communities shared and traded ‘fat quarters’ so that each patchwork was a combination of different families and different generations old clothing. During the workshop I will encourage the sharing and exchanging of fabric so that the participants have a physical reminder not only of their experience but of the people they shared it with.'


Ursula Kelly: Printmaking

Mondays 18:30 – 20:30 | September 10th  – 15th  October

'As a printmaker my practice is rooted in memories and how past experiences form and shape one’s identities. The work I currently make is predominantly community led artwork. I have been working as an artist educator for ten years and currently a trainee art psychotherapist.

I will deliver a printmaking project based on the theme of ‘deconstruction’. We will start by creating simple drawings to form the core motif for the repeated patterns that we will create through lino printing onto paper and fabric. While printing we will explore and experiment with different designs and lay-outs for creating a repeated pattern.'


Susan Sluglett: Painting from Sculpture

Mondays 10:30 – 12:30 | November 5th  – December 10th

'I studied painting at Wimbledon College of Art. My ideas tend to come from made or found objects combined with historical research. The six week workshop I have designed involves the participants bringing objects from home with a personal significance as a means to share memories. The objects are storytelling tools that will be transformed into sculptural objects, using low quality materials, included in this, the sculpture will act as a prop from which to make paintings and drawings.'