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Art and Minds Social Group at Wellspring House, Radcliffe

Get creative and come along to this social group for adults. Built around a shared interest in art, the Art and Minds meets on Wednesday mornings at Wellspring House, Radcliffe.

What should I expect when attending for the first time? 

We usually start at 10am with a cup of tea or coffee.

The session opens with a short relaxation exercise, then we do some art work.  There are plenty of opportunities to chat to others while you’re working or if you prefer you can work quietly  

There is a break at around 11am and the session finishes at 12 noon. 

What sort of art work will I do?

We usually have a broad theme for the session and a selection of art materials available.  Sessions are very informal and participants are encouraged to suggest themes and ideas for future meetings.   Recent work has included collage, drawing, colouring mandalas, mark making, painting pebbles and water colours. We have used oil pastels, crayons, paints, pens and pencils. During the summer when the weather is fine there is the option of spending time in the garden. 

What if I wasn’t very good at art at school?

Art and Minds is about having fun, mark making, experimenting with art and meeting new people. People who come to this group have very different abilities and experience what they share is a common interest in expressing their ideas and feelings through mark making. Taking part in creative activities enhances wellbeing and is as great way to relax, de-stress and make new friends. Find out more about Art for Wellbeing

Is this an art class?

We do not provide tuition and there are no teachers or instructors.  The atmosphere is very relaxed and the weekly sessions offer an opportunity to share skills, try new techniques and learn from each other.  

If this sounds like something you might enjoy, Art and Minds usually meets on Wednesday mornings from 10.00 am to 12 noon.  Everyone is welcome contact Karen on 

To keep our costs down and open up the group to as many people as possible, we are always on the lookout for donations of art materials. We also ask participants to make a small contribution of £3 per session to help with the costs.  

Hot drinks, biscuits and all art materials are provided. 

Who to contact

Where to go

Wellspring House
Radcliffe New Road
Greater Manchester
M26 1LE

Wellspring House is a Resource Centre for Spiritual Education, Development and Wellbeing on Radcliffe New Road.  Convenient for Radcliffe and Whitefield. We are located in a large, red brick, Edwardian house, with attractive well kept gardens. The Centre is used for tutorials, meditation, mindfulness, meetings, training and workshops. Room Hire rates are available on request.  We also have a private Library, which is an ideal study space for serious students of Swedenborg, theology and spirituality. There is free on site parking. Art and Minds group participants are welcome to use the car park at their own risk.  

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Wednesdays 10.00am to 12.00 noon.
Time of day
Session Information
Wednesdays 10.00am to 12.00 noon.

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£3 Per session


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This page was last updated on: 15/06/2018