I have been running the St Mungo’s Recovery College Art Class since May 2020 when all their classes went online. We are now in our fourth term. The class is open to all St Mungo’s clients and runs on a drop-in basis where people come as and when they can. It is a friendly diverse group who support each other in their creativity.
The sessions are weekly for an hour and a half. Clients chose their own projects for the sessions depending on the art materials they already have. Initially clients chose the themes for the sessions and were emailed images for inspiration around that theme. Themes included: portraits, the view out our window, text and art, psychedelic art, impressionism, surrealism, horses, cartoons and more. Now clients are sent packs of a variety of art materials and over the term we work through how to use these. I run the sessions with a fellow volunteer. Clients are also welcome to make whatever artwork they want over the sessions.
To see what we get up to check out our Pinterest page below. https://www.pinterest.co.uk/bristolartforall/st-mungos-recovery-college-online-art-class/
Here is a video made in June by St Mungo’s about the art class.