WHAT IS ART FOR ALL?
Founded over 15 years ago, Art for All is a constituted community group which aims to provide independent art classes in Cheltenham for adults who will benefit from using art as a tool to improve their mental wellbeing.
We currently run 6 classes a week, including a Women's Group and a Quiet Group for neurodiverse people. We practice drawing, painting and printmaking with experienced art tutors. We welcome anyone with a mental health condition.
"I have been a member of Art For All for 15 years. I use art as a way of relaxing and managing my mental health in a peaceful environment. I have many friends in the group, we encourage each other to improve our artistic abilities and support each other in what we do. Being a long term member of Art For All has without doubt had a positive impact on my managing my ongoing mental health diagnosis."
"I find the Art For All group on Thursday afternoons very good therapy for my mental health. I see the group as a safe place where my friends attend as well. We all get along It’s something to look forward to each Thursday afternoon."
"I started attending Art For All about 5 months ago and I love it! As an autisitc person, I find it suits my needs perfectly and enables me to access the art classes without feelings of anxiety or stress. It’s a great place to learn new art techniques, meet other like-minded people and escape the bustle of everyday life. Art For All is my favourite time of the week! "