The Garage Art Group
The Garage Art Group
The Garage Art Group is open to all and its primary purpose is on the benefit of Art to Health. The group began in a private garage 25 years ago and now holds art sessions Monday to Friday for all abilities from its Evesham studio, and also one day a week in Malvern.
Professional tutors run groups for clients who are recovering from mental health problems and clients who have learning difficulties, special needs or sight impairment. We are also open to the General Public.
Garage Art Group is an independent charity launched in 1991, which achieved charitable status in 1998. We are an 'Art for Health' organisation, working towards creating a better future for adults (and young people) with mental and physical health problems and learning difficulties, and those experiencing isolation and disengagement, through participatory visual arts programmes.
Some of our aims are to enhance the confidence
of students through a sense of achievement. We use art as a vehicle for developing life skills and coping strategies of the students. We work towards enabling adults to be more independent and have control over their everyday lives.
We aim to break down social barriers and stigma relating to the core client group.
Through social interaction we aim to develop group skills via support for each other, working in a co-operative manner. We have regular local exhibitions showcasing our clients work.
The Garage Art Group has now built up an excellent reputation and have referrals from the Community Mental Health Team, Social Services, Onside Advocacy/Life Links and Occupational therapists.
The Garage Art Group aims to:
- To provide creative programmes in a sympathetic environment.
- To advance the views, needs and ambitions of people with recovering mental health problems, physical disabilities and learning difficulties.
- To promote inclusion by challenging discrimination
- To create awareness of and raise the profile of the issues surrounding mental health and learning disabilities through the provision of information and networking.
- To produce services which reflect needs and diversity.
Established: June 1998
Registered Charity Number: 1071979
Board members: 7
Part time staff: 4
Phone number: 01386 423245
Address: 4/4a Crown Court Yard, Evesham, Worcestershire. WR11 4RYView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website