How we help Groups and activities Arts and crafts arts and crafts Arts and crafts Whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned artist, there’s something for everybody at our arts and crafts groups. Held regularly at our Stroke Information Centre, new joiners are guaranteed a warm welcome and lots of laughs. Art – held every Wednesday, 1 – 3pm This is an informal group, where you are encouraged to paint or draw at your own pace and ability in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Beginners’ art – held every other Friday, 10.30am – 12 noon Discover your artistic talents with a helping hand from our volunteer tutor, Janet. Come along if you are interested in learning the basics of drawing and painting, plus make new friends. Card making – held every other Friday, 1 – 3.30pm Run by stroke survivor Lynne, this is popular and lively group sees participants get creative whilst having a laugh. Fuzzy felters – held every other Friday, 10.30am – 12.30pm A fun and easy way to make unique presents for friends and family. Learn the basic techniques of this simple, but very effective, craft, before progressing onto making some beautiful creations. Poetry and verse – held every other Monday, 1 – 3pm ‘Get it off your chest’ by writing about your dreams or fears. From beginners to budding poets, this group is for anybody who wants to bring their creativity to life and have fun. Photography – held every other Monday, 1.30 – 3.30pm Get out and about in the local community to photograph the theme for the fortnight. You can also learn some top tips to help you take fabulous photos. Singing for pleasure – please enquire for next date An informal sing-a-long with friends. If you don’t have a voice, you can still take part with instruments on hand to bang or shake. Stitch and natter – held every other Tuesday, 1 – 3pm Come and join our volunteer, Anita, to be taught how to crochet and knit – or just have a good natter if you don’t want to stitch in all its varying ways. To find out more, please call us on 01942 824888 or email [email protected].