Be an Art Maker

Our Art Makers range in age from 17 to 69 years, with a wide range of disabilities and additional support needs. We can create a personal programme of creative workshops and training tailored to your needs.

Discover your talents

There are a diverse range of different workshops to choose from at the centre, from jewellery and paper to woodwork and horticulture. We will support you to discover your talents, put them into practice and realise your full potential.

Art Makers not only have access to the varied workshop experiences and training facilities available every weekday, but you can also attend evening events and weekend social activities. Over 100 Art Makers access the centre each week so there’s a whole group of potential friends to meet.

Find out more about being an artmaker

A lot of my friends are here at the Centre. It's sociable and fun. I enjoy being creative."

Vicky, Art Maker

Explore our creative and employability workshops for people with disabilities

Creative

Explore your creative talents using different colours, textures and materials to make unique artwork. Our creative workshops include mosaics, jewellery, printing, paper and pottery.

Multisensory and Wellbeing

Develop relaxation techniques and learn about healthy living. Our Multisensory and Wellbeing workshops include cook it and sensory arts.

Artmaker painting in woodwork

Training and Skills

Develop new skills to improve your confidence and help you to volunteer or find a job. Our training and skills workshops include cafe, horticulture & garden and woodwork.

Artmaker singing in a workshop

Performing Arts

Gain confidence and make friends in our performing arts workshops which include drama, film & media, and music.

Art maker holding up a piece created in pottery

Fees

Our workshops are charged at either a half day or a day rate.

Half day: One workshop session from 9am – 12pm costs £30

Full day: One or two workshop sessions from 9am – 4pm costs £60

Breaktimes are at 10.30am and 2.30pm and lunchtime is between 12pm and 1pm. You can choose to buy a delicious meal from our cafe for £5 per day or you are welcome to bring your own lunch.

Find out more

If you have any questions about funding or becoming an art maker,  please contact our friendly team on 01423 541888 who will be happy to chat through your options. Or you can fill out our online enquiry form.

Apply

Take a look at our step by step guide to becoming an artmaker. You can use the link below to fill in our application form to become an Art Maker

Become an Art Maker Application Form
Art maker painting

Call our team on 01423 541888 or email acc.admin@henshaws.org.uk for further information.

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