Week beginning 16th March 2020 – All Mindful Art Clubs are currently running as normal. The situation will be reviewed again on Friday 20th March 2020. Next week we may move to running online groups. Please watch emails for updates.
Update: 18th March2020 – Friday’s group at The Harbour Centre is cancelled for the foreseeable future. Current social distancing advice is to avoid social activities, such as going to pubs, restaurants, theatres and cinemas.
Update: 20th March 2020 – All of our groups have been moved to Facebook live events. Read more: Free online art group.
We are happy to be featured in The Plymouth Chronicle this month (March 2020). However, please note that our Monday venue has changed its name since this was published. ‘The Pig Bar and Grill’ is now called ‘Jack n Mols’.
The Plymouth Chronicle is delivered door to door, in four local areas, to 90,000 homes per month.
We are pleased to announce we have won some #NationalLottery funding to deliver mindful art classes to those in recovery from addiction. This will allow us to offer weekly classes at the reduced rate of £2.00 per session at The Harbour Centre, starting 14th February2020.
Harbour are keen to invite people working a 12 step program to these sessions, to encourage their service users to try fellowship meetings.
Harbour Drug & Alcohol Services, Hyde Park House, Mutley Plymouth, Devon, PL4 6LF
Create Your Recovery – This session is for people in recovery from substance dependency, offered at the reduced rate of £2.00 per session.
Fridays, 1.00pm – 2.30pm Starting Friday 14th February 2020
Our new mindful art class will help you to chill out and socialise, even if you’re anxious.
Our new class is launching on Friday December 6th 2019.
Myself and my colleague Emma have been running weekly mindful art classes at The Brook Inn, Plympton on Wednesdays. People have been loving the mindful meditation, easy art projects and relaxed, sociable atmosphere. So, in response to popular demand we are now launching a class in central Plymouth, upstairs at The Caffeine Club on Friday mornings. All materials are supplied and we are running these introductory taster sessions on a ‘pay what you feel’ donation basis.
Two ex-Broadreach staff, made redundant by the recent closure of the Plymouth treatment centre, have launched a Mindful Art Club at The Brook Inn, Plympton.
Artists Peggy Melmoth and Emma Sprawson were part of the support
team at Broadreach House Addiction Treatment Centre, Plymouth, offering a
number of activities to the resident clients, including arts and craft
workshops. When Broadreach House closed, due to a lack of funding, in July
2019, Emma and Peggy decided to bring their combined skills into the community
to offer mindful art as a way to manage anxiety and stress.
Peggy said, “Do you
know when you enjoyed art as a kid, without judging your ability or results? We
get together for 10 minutes of mindful meditation, then we have a coffee and a
chat, and do some art, just for fun.”
Emma commented, “At Broadreach I used
to run mindfulness sessions and art workshops for the clients. Then we had the
idea of combining both things at once.”
Emma is trained in counselling, mindfulness, acupuncture and
Indian head massage, and is a practicing artist offering multi-media artworks
and personalised commissions.
Peggy is qualified in clinical hypnotherapy and is also a
practicing artist offering watercolour paintings, personalised cartoon
portraits and logos for small business. She is currently studying for a
These easy-going art sessions aim to help you to deal with
anxiety, stress and daily worries, and they are run on a ‘pay what you feel’
Mindful Art Club is every Wednesday at 10am at The Brook Inn, 33
Longbrook Street, Plympton St Maurice, PL7 1NJ Plymouth, Devon. The sessions are
friendly and informal, so just grab a coffee and join in.
At a recent session there were eight people in the class, who described the experience as, relaxing, therapeutic, “me-time”, inspiring, colourful, energising, rejuvenating and “a good form of self-care.”