Open Arts courses 2017
 


“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!”


If you wish to enrol on one of our courses, please firstly read our referral process on the Referrals page. Thank you.

NEW COURSES ANNOUNCED!



Brentwood - 12 week Art course, open to people with personal budgets, recovery budgets or carers budgets. On Tuesdays 2pm to 4pm, starting 7th November 2017 in the Brentwood Resource Centre. Please speak to your care coordinator to see if you can get funding or contact us to discuss the options.

Runs every Tuesday until 6th February 2pm to 4pm (2 week break 26th December and 2nd January)


Hadleigh - 12 week Art course, open to people with personal budgets, recovery budgets or carers budgets. On Fridays 1.30pm to 3.30pm starting 12th November 2017 in Hadleigh Old Fire Station SS7 2PA. Please speak to your care coordinator to see if you can get funding or contact us to discuss the options.

Dates: 10th, 17th, 24th November, 1st, 8th, 15th December (2 week break for Christmas) 5th, 12th 19th, 26th January, 2nd, 9th February


Southend - 12 week Digital Art course, for those with low mental health needs. On Wednesdays 10am to noon, started on 13th September 2017 at The Art School, Chalkwell Park. Delivered in partnership with Metal, NetPark. A 12 week course which will include a walk around the park following an app on an ipad (which can be borrowed) and then produce a piece of artwork in response to the park in the Art School.


Basildon - 12 sessions Art course started on Wednesday 14th June 1-3pm at The Basildon Centre, St. Martin's Square, Basildon, Essex SS14 1DL course will run fortnightly on 20th Sept, 4th, 18th Oct, 1st, 15th Nov

Thanks to funding from Awards4All, we aim to improve the recovery/inclusion of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people with mental health issues and the mental wellbeing of BAME carers. The course will have 15 places and BAME participants will be prioritised for enrolment on 12 of these places. A minimum of 3 places will be offered to white-UK participants.





Care co-ordinators: We need a minimum of 12 people with Recovery Budgets, Carers’ Budgets or Personal Budgets to run a course in your area. Please contact us to discuss the possibilities.



We are hoping to run visual arts courses across Essex depending on funding. To enrol, or find out more information about these courses, please contact:

Email: open.arts@eput.nhs.uk or call: 07903 188 673

 

*For those not eligible for a personal budget we have some FREE funded spaces. If this is you, apply direct to Open Arts for a funded place.
*2 different funding routes. If you are unsure, call Jo at Open Arts to discuss on 07580 982462

Open Arts Studio Following completion of a 12 week Open Arts course, participants can apply to Open Arts for a one day a week, 6 month studio placement.
Space for individual arts development in a creative hub.
Days & Times: Mondays 10am-4pm
Tuesdays 10am-2pm
Thursdays 10am-4pm
Fridays 1-4pm

Location: Hadleigh Old Fire Station, Hadleigh SS7 2PA

Studio Managers: Michele Fazakerley, Sue Richardson, Jackie Shorter and Paul Alcock.
Fee: 50p towards refreshments
£1-£2 suggested donation towards art materials each week

Open Arts Studio Drop In
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 space
07903 188673 or Paul 07951 931476

Days & Times: Friday 1-4pm
Location: Hadleigh Old Fire Station, Hadleigh

Studio Manager

Paul Alcock 
Fee: 50p towards refreshments
£1-£2 suggested donation towards art materials each week

Personal/Recovery/Carers budgets

Our courses are funded through two different streams; for people eligible for a personal budget (critical and substantial social care needs), we are asking that they apply for a recovery budget, personal budget or a carers budget to attend. For those with low to moderate needs, they can request a funded place directly from Open Arts.

 

The cost of the course is £250, and that includes: a 12 week course (materials included), plus the option of   a six month follow up studio space for independent art making (materials not included), exhibitions, accreditation and volunteering.

People can apply for up to £350, so with support, may be able to apply for a bit more than the cost of the course, to be able to purchase some extra art materials for the independent art making.

Click here to download the Recovery Budget Plan.