Art Drop In – Crawley

Art at Crawley Library is a beginner to intermediary drop in group that is open to everyone (marginalised and disabled people get priority booking). The sessions will include fun exercises to loosen the hand and focus the eye. Session content is decided within the group with guidance from the drop in

Dates 2017: 7, 21 April, 5, 19 May, 16 June, 7, 21 July, 4 August, 22 September, 6 October, 3, 10, 17 November, 1 December
Time: Fridays 2-4pm
Venue: Longley Room, Crawley Library, Southgate Avenue, Crawley, RH10 6HG

Please note this workshop is currently booked up at the moment, if you would like to be put on the waiting list please email [email protected].

Tutor: Maria Kuipers has been working as a mixed media artist for 27 years. She gained a 1st Class BA Fine Art, regularly exhibits her work and has received several funding awards from South East Arts England for Community Arts Projects, including West Pier Art. She recently won a prize from Georgia Museum of Art, US, for her painting ‘Red Crucifixion’.

She is passionate about the ‘Arts and Health Arena’. Having experienced a number of chronic health issues she found the creative process to be an invaluable, cathartic and a powerful therapeutic tool for healing, self development and gaining understanding of art as a visual language. Since 2013 she has worked with Creative Future on a number of Projects: West Pier Art, Recovery College Courses, Drop-in workshops, and as a volunteer. She also facilitates her own workshops within different sectors of the community. You can view Maria’s website here


Crawley Library,
Southgate Avenue,
RH10 6HG
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