Open Arts

On display at Brentwood and Shenfield Libraries

About Open Arts

Open Arts is a community arts project for people who have had experience of mental health problems, and also those at risk including carers, and would like to engage into the community by making artwork within a group setting. The project runs 12 week courses offering an opportunity to learn new art skills and techniques within a safe and supportive environment. No art experience is necessary, but if participants have experience in art the artists offer support to develop skill and interest, and people can work at their own pace.

Groups are run in community based venues, and people can be referred by a mental health professional, or they can self refer. Open Arts aims to offer people opportunity to move forward as part of society, challenging the stigma of mental health, with people from all different backgrounds working together with a common interest in art.

On display from 28 June to 4 July

Brentwood Library
New Road
CM14 4BP


On display from 28 June to 4 July

Shenfield Library
Hutton Road
CM15 8NJ