The Community Programme is the ideal entry point into Arc. The 12-week structured Arts for Wellbeing course uses creativity as a therapeutic tool to help participants to relax, build in confidence, improve their mental health and connect with others. The small group sessions provide a safe, warm and supportive environment where participants can flourish through therapeutic art-making.
Each artist-led session introduces participants to a range of accessible and playful artforms and activities from printmaking and collage to pastels and watercolours. All participants receive an art pack when they start the course so that if they want to they can experience the benefits of creativity at home between workshops.
Arc’s Wellbeing Programmes Support Worker is on hand to provide participants with one-to-one emotional support during sessions and signposting where needed.
The programme takes place at Arc in Stockport or at Gallery Oldham. Residents from Stockport, Oldham and Tameside can be referred onto the programme or can self-refer by downloading the forms below.-