Community Arts

Reshapers brings art and creativity to your community, through resources, open events and specially commissioned workshops.

 community art with heart pebble beach natural Creative Spirit

Creative Spirit is our annual open community arts event, which grew out of the  Tree of Life series of transformative workshops. Feed your Creative Spirit by joining our next event, in Summer 2017. If you can’t wait that long, check out the resources here on the website and in our shop.

Community Art with Heart

You can book Reshapers to run a community arts workshop or course at your event or venue. Experienced at making art accessible and fun for all ages, we can release your creative spirit in any setting,  from a youth project to a weekend festival, from a Job Centre foyer to a cathedral. Specialisms include textiles, creative writing, seasonal and themed crafts, recycled and natural materials and art for all ages. Available in USA and  Central America November 2016 -March 2017 and in UK July and August 2017.

not just art…

tie-dye art community craftOur Art with Heart workshops come with samples, materials and all instruction. They can be adapted for beginners or a mixed group and for children as well as adults or all-ages. Each session links a creative art process with a transformative practice or theme. For example our last workshop used patchwork with women refugees to explore identity.

Currently available: stitched postcards, handmade cloth books, tie-dye,  patchwork, appliqué and quilting, handmade clothes and textiles, candle-making, seasonal crafts, natural crafts, recycled crafts, puppetry,  world dance taster, world music taster (vocal & percussion), children’s art & crafts, family art & crafts, creative writing, storytelling and forum theatre.

Workshop fees start at just £50 per hour per group plus materials and travel. Contact Jane to discuss your ideas and plan your own community art event.

Calling all artists

Reshapers are building a team of associate artists who would like to collaborate in our community arts programme. We will also be adding an Art with Heart feature to our shop, where you can exhibit and sell your own work in return for a donation to support Reshapers community projects with deprived and excluded communities.

Contact us for more details if you are interested.