Creative Arts, Leisure & Cultural

Creative arts, leisure & cultural

The Tees Valley is a growing hub for arts, culture & leisure with some great flagship businesses, sports and cultural venues and attractions. 

There are many positive health benefits to be gained while participating in creative and cultural activities, more than just simple enjoyment. If you need a boost to your health and well-being, the benefits range from enhancing self-esteem and increasing brain productivity.


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Spring Wreath Making

Make your very own unique Spring Wreath from scratch in our half a day workshop!  You will learn the basics of willow weaving to create your very own wreath to decorate using natural and recycled materials. 

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Printing Techniques for Beginners

Unleash your artistic flair and explore the captivating world of Lino Printing in this hands-on course. Lino printing is a versatile and accessible printmaking technique that allows you to create unique, expressive artworks with stunning textures and bold imagery. Whether you're a seasoned artist or a complete beginner, this course will guide you through the process of carving, inking, and printing your own lino masterpieces.

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Silk Painting for Relaxation

Silk painting is a fantastic relaxing 10-week course, where you will learn the art of silk painting, colour blending, and batik, and create 3 projects including a silk scarf. 

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Developing Effective Mindful Practice to Increase Resilience

Introduction of what mindfulness meditation is.

How the use of meditation has been used evolved around the world.

How mindfulness meditation affects the brain.

You will learn a range of techniques using breath to maximise a relaxed state.

Also, a range of guided meditations and activities to help quiet the mind and to aid relaxation

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Mixed Ability Yoga
Health, Wellbeing and Self Development

Yoga can help to reduce stress levels, improve your overall health, and increase flexibility.

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Live Well Stay Well

Participants will explore, identify, and develop awareness and strategies to improve and maintain their own well-being whilst undertaking activities based upon:

  • What is well being
  • Breath
  • Holistic therapies
  • Sleep
  • Communication
  • Nutrition
  • Environment
  • Mindfulness

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