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, 20 October, 3, 17 November, 1 December
Time: Fridays 2-4pm
Venue: Longley Room, Crawley Library, Southgate Avenue, Crawley, RH10 6HG

Please note you only need to book for one drop-in and are able to attend all future sessions.

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


16/06/2017 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Crawley Library,
Southgate Avenue,
RH10 6HG
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How to book

You can book a place by completing the form below. You can pay online by credit or debit card or pay offline by bank transfer or cheque

We aim to keep the cost of our training free or as low as possible. Please consider making a donation below.

Ticket TypePriceSpaces
Free Ticket£0.00
Free Ticket with £2 donation£2.00
Free Ticket With £5 donation£5.00
Free Ticket With £10 donation£10.00

Registration Criteria

Our workshops are for artists and writers who are marginalised. We need to collect the information below as part of our funding requirements.

having a mental health issue
having a physical disability
having a long-term limiting illness
having a learning disability/ASD/ADHD
having a sensory impairment
having a substance misuse issue
being homeless or in temporary accommodation
being a survivor of abuse
being long term unemployed
being a carer
being an offender or ex-offender
being a care leaver
being a traveller
being part of the BMER community
being a part of the LGBTQ+ community
being an older person (65+)

How to pay

If this activity has a fee, you can pay online via PayPal using your credit or debit card (you do not need a PayPal account) or by cheque or bank transfer (we will email you the details). You can also drop cash into the office.

Please select your preferred method below

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