Connection has always been at the heart of the Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery. Paramount to the gallery's reputation for innovation, individuality, energy and excellence is the centrality of community and a deep-rooted understanding in the power of storytelling.
As such, we are delighted to be taking part in this year's Bloomsbury Festival, an annual community festival that celebrates the area's creativity through an inspiring programme of culture, arts, science, literature, performance, discussion and debate. As part of this year's festival, the Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery is running two art therapy workshops in the gallery on Saturday 15 October.
'Art For Life' is a creative wellbeing workshop that includes painting, drawing, words and movement. Inspired by the festival’s theme ‘Breathe’, and prioritising imagination and playfulness, the workshop aims to enhance wellbeing, reduce stress and encourage interpersonal engagement through structured creative activities.
Led by Milly Green, a qualified and experienced practitioner and a long-standing friend of Rebecca's, participants will be guided through the experience of art-making in a safe and supportive group setting. The emphasis of the workshop is not being ‘good’ at art, but on taking part and wholeheartedly enjoying the process.
Amy Johnson, Untitled, 1997, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 124 x 88 cm
With its roots in art therapy, 'Art For Life' explores how engaging with art through creative practice can help develop the practical and psychological skills that support personal wellbeing.
The 'Art For Life' workshop at the Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery will be centred on a selection of artworks curated around the Festival's theme, ‘nature’. This will include an array of remarkable artworks, from Australian Aboriginal paintings to Roy Wright’s magnificent charcoal drawings of trees.
Workshop times and prices
Saturday 15 October
Workshop 1: 14:30 - 15:30
Workshop 2: 16:00 - 17:00
Under 16s: free
Under 12s must be accompanied by an adult
Location: The Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, 2a Conway Street, Fitzroy Square, W1T 6BA