Follow on options

“I’ve come a long way since. It’s enabled me to include more of the art/craft I used to do and hope to carry on with. A brilliant course!”

Follow on options after Open Arts courses:

HOFS studio six month studio placement

One day/half a day a week depending on availability. Please contact us for availability; 07903 188 673

Open Arts Studio

HOFS studio Friday drop in 1-4pm                       For people who have been attending the studio and wish to drop in following completion of their studio placement.

Please call the office in advance to book a place: 07903 188673 or Paul Alcock: 07951 931476.

Adult Community Learning Essex Link

Search for courses, and find information on courses offered by Adult Community Learning providers in Essex.


National Careers Service Link

Advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities.

Open Arts Facebook page

Open Arts Twitter
Click here for @OpenArtsEssex  

A self-governed arts group for graduates of the Open Arts programme once upon completion of the optional 6-month Hadleigh Old Fire Station (HOFS) studio placement. 

Click here to view the TSX flyer
Click here to view the TSX invite

XOpen Arts meet on Thursdays 1.30-3.30pm at Knightsway Centre, Brentwood CM13 2AZ
Call Mariann 01277 373509 or email:
£3.80 Each week paid in advance monthly. Bring own equipment and plan activities each week.


The Art Ministry

Weekly arts and crafts club for people with mental health problems. Meets in Hadleigh every Wednesday afternoon from 2pm to 4pm. For £3.50 a week you can join a 2 hour arts & crafts club. Express your creativity in a caring environment. All materials and refreshments are provided - there’s even an annual exhibition. The first session is free.

Email or call 07582 025163