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Art resources to keep your mind healthy

Doing weekly art based activities can decrease in feelings of anxiety and depression and give you a sense of engagement and social inclusion. Below you will find a selection of art based resources kindly donated by local artists and community groups to help keep your mind healthy. We have something for everyone, at all levels and expertise so try something new today from collage and painting, to colouring sheets and drumming. 

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Colourwheel Online Art Classes

Below are three lessons kindly donated by Colourwheel:

Lesson 1: Charcoal Landscapes [pdf] 5MB

Lesson 2: Portraits

Resources:  Portraits - Reference Images.pdf [pdf] 2MB

COLOUR WHEEL PORTRAIT LESSON from Sarah Beaumont on Vimeo.

Lesson 3: Watercolour Giraffes [pdf] 4MB


For more information please visit the Colourwheel website which includes more information on classes availible. 


Mindfully Creative downloadable resources

Arts Uplift CIC are offering a free Mindfully Creative downloadable resource which is on the Arts Uplift website 

In the booklet there are various creative activities to do if you are suffering from any mental health issues such as low mood, anxiety or depression. Activites include Mindful Photography by Ruth Davey, Handsewing for Mindfulness by Michelle Flint, drumming workshops by Samba Workshops, arts and crafts by Escape Arts and Spare Room Arts. There is something for all ages.

Do share any work you do on the Arts Uplift’s social media, facebook, Instagram and Twitter or e-mail it to

Mindfulness Colouring Sheets

Why not try some mindfulness colouring?

Rosie Philpott, local artist has also donated a selection of colouring sheets including the below. 

NHS Anywhere colouring sheet

Heart colouring sheet

Flowers colouring sheet

View all colouring sheets by Rosie

Creating Space session resources

Run by Claire Hilton, Creating Space was founded in 2017 as a go-to for supported creative spaces and Art Therapy for adults and young people in Worcestershire. There is an array of activities, whatever your extertise or resources which can be found on the blog page.


Our favourites include:

Collage - Hints,Tips and where to start

Keeping little ones busy - Creative options for Kids at home

Creative Prompt - Mandalas