Visual Arts: Progress

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Tuesdays at 10:30am - 12:30pm

There's no right or wrong way to make art, and you don't need to be an artist or have professional materials to join our visual arts groups. Have a go at painting, sculpting and more in this fun and friendly group.

This term - with Sally Barker

Working with still life painting . Each week there will be a collection of objects to look at, draw and paint, either together or individually. The emphasis will be on colour and pattern, and finding your own way of painting.

What is a progress group?

In this progress group you will have the opportunity to work more independntly and develop ideas. Sally spends about 15 minutes starting the session, introducing the themes and way of working after which you will make your work. Sally will come back in at the end to talk to everyone about how you got on, and ways of developing if you want. There will always be two creative support workers in the room to help you.

How to get started

If you’re interested in joining then please complete the form below. This will be sent securely to the team at hoot who will be in touch to help you get started.

This group is free for people who are

  • Aged 18 or over
  • Living in Kirklees
  • Wanting to look after their well-being and mental health
    (you don’t need a diagnosis to sign up)

If you'd prefer to complete a paper form or you would like to complete the form over the phone with a staff member, please contact us and let us know.

Need help?

Not sure if this is the right thing for you? Our friendly team can tell you more about the activities and the sign up process. Give us a bell or send an email to talk to us.

Telephone:  01484 516 224   |   E-mail:

Dates and time

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All sessions take place at 10:30am - 12:30pm

Where we are

hoot is located in Bates Mill not far from Huddersfield town centre on the corner of Queen Street South and Milford Street. Disabled access is available via our door on Milford Street. A wheelchair friendly toilet is available.

Bates Mill,
Milford Street
Huddersfield, HD1 3DX

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