theme-based groups

theme-based groups

In a facilitated group setting, we explore artistic and emotional aspects of a specific theme from different perspectives. 

Led by one or more of the therapeutic arts practitioners, it usually begins with a facilitated group activity, followed by a more independent artistic process. Costs vary according to the number of sessions and a financial commitment is required. All art materials are provided and no previous experience is required.

Due to the current government guidelines, requiring physical distancing, we foresee the need to limit the number of participants for all our theme-based groups. If you wish to attend the sessions, please let us know as soon as possible so we can accommodate as many as manageable throughout our rooms.

Action & Contemplation in Art: Learning to See

11th Jan – 22nd March 2021, Monday 10am-12.30pm


In art, just like in life, we are subject to a number of biases. Our prejudices, our beliefs, our ‘blind spots’ prevent us from seeing the whole picture but we can learn – through each other’s help – to open our gaze. By focusing more on how we see rather than what we see, we get beyond ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ doings, beyond ‘good’ and ‘bad’ ways of expressing ourselves. So, that through our artistic work we reveal something not only of who we are but of who we can be.

There will be facilitated artistic exercises and we will share our reflections on the creative process in a supportive, non-judgemental space.

£30 (£25)/sessions or £250 upfront for 10 sessions, all materials included. No previous artistic experience is required.

To reserve a place, a non-returnable deposit of £30 is required. To book, please contact: 07762 704738,, or follow the link

An Imaginative Journey (Myths, Symbols and Stories)

NEW mosaic making group with Robin James

14th Jan – 25th March 2021, Thursday evening  (7-9pm)



Rediscover and connect to our creative past by taking an alternative Journey, with Robin R James. We will be seeking inspiration from tales and legends as depicted throughout ancient history and the craft of mosaic. Explore these fascinating stories from around the world. Suitable for both beginners and those with some experience.

A rich variety of materials included. Cost: £230 (£210), 10 sessions

To reserve a place, a non-returnable deposit of £30 is required. To book, please contact: 07762 704738,, or follow the link



Please enquire for further details, and to let us know if there is a theme you would like Imagine to offer.

Imagine’s Bursary Fund or charitable grants maybe available if needed. – 01453 767059  /  07762 704738
c/o Unit 2, Block 2, Fromehall Mill – Lodgemore Lane, Stroud GL5 3EH