Art Workshops

Our Gateway Art Group offers an enjoyable, positive and encouraging environment where we will support you to build foundation art skills and to enjoy the company of your Peers. We structure our activities into 4-6 week art projects where you can learn about painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, glass painting, masks, mixed media, collage, charcoal, wire work, plaster of paris, etc.

You can come with a friend or support worker for the first time but we do not require a formal referral, nor information on your medical diagnosis or condition.

The group runs every week (apart from 2 weeks at Christmas) and you can join at 12.30 any Wednesday throughout the year.


  • Costs: £2 per workshop you attend.
  • Refreshments and all materials are provided.
  • The artwork you create is yours to keep.


Sessions take place on a Wednesday from 12.30 until 2.30.

When you arrive at the Artspace please press the Community Room bell which you will find to the left of the main door.

Our Workshop Address:

Coventry Artspace
16 Lower Holyhead Road
(off Spon Street and inside RingRoad)
Coventry City Centre

Press the top button for the community room on the door bell.

Download session details and a map of our location.

Most people will know whether Arty-Folks is their ‘thing’ within 3-4 weeks. If it isn’t, we can help you to find a community activity that suits you. If you discover that art helps you to express yourself and you want to use it improve your mental health you may be able to progress to the next group. Arty-Folks runs now three groups: Gateway, Progression, and Making Way. The groups are structured into progressive stepping stones aimed at challenging negative self-beliefs. But there is no short cut – one step at a time!

Find out more about our groups on our gallery pages.

“It was such a life saver to discover that Art can lift me out of depression.”

Arty-Folks has an impressive track record supporting people into education, volunteering and employment. We are proud of our members who have achieved art qualifications including GCSEs, A-levels, Foundation, and BA Honours Degrees.

Having mental ill health can be a very lonely and isolating experience. Arty-Folks wants to serve as a facilitator and catalyst of change and connecting with people and events around us is an important part of maintaining strength and wellbeing. Coventry is full of opportunities to get involved with social, creative and cultural events and through doing so make connections with other people. We provide information and support about services, therapies, recreation, culture, sports, etc. and we will help you to get plugged into other opportunities to increase your health and wellbeing.

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