Engaging in creative arts has been shown to provide a broad range of health benefits, including improved motivation, increased social engagement and enhanced self confidence. North Tyneside Art Studio offers a safe, non-judgemental environment where people can explore their creativity at their own pace, to help improve and sustain good mental health as part of a friendly and welcoming community.
Find out more about what the studio provides for our members, in their own words, by watching the video below.
People who have been referred to us can access the studio at any time during these hours, as often as they need to. Access to the studio is free of charge, with basic painting, drawing and ceramic materials provided and staff on hand to give guidance and support to start your creative journey.
The studio also offers workshops lead by professional artists in a variety of art-forms. Our programme changes, offering choice and the opportunity to try new things, this has included painting, life drawing, print-making, pottery / ceramics, stained glass, creative writing, puppet making, wood carving… and much more. To find out which workshops are running at the moment and for more information on upcoming exhibitions and events, please visit our Facebook Page and look for the latest ‘What’s On’ post.
The Studio is available to people living in North Tyneside who are experiencing mental health problems and are often facing multiple disadvantages and social isolation.
While we endeavour to meet a wide variety of access needs, we do not provide dedicated 1-2-1 support and individuals need to be able to work independently, safely navigate the space and follow simple creative and safety directions, or be able to do so by attending with a dedicated support worker.
Please keep this in mind when referring individuals to our service. If you have any questions or concerns about whether an individual is suitable for referral to the studio, please contact us to discuss the individual’s needs before completing this form.