Kind to the Mind - Saturday Afternoon Art Club

For 7 - 11yr olds

27 April 2024 - 25 May 2024

Starting Saturday 27th April - 25th May 1pm - 3.30pm inside and outside at Oriel Davies

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Book a block of five workshops online for £22.50 or pay £5 per workshop

Kind to the Mind supports children in developing mindfulness, confidence and a sense of place in the world through creative play.


We can’t wait to begin this year’s series of Kind to the Mind sessions, where children are encouraged to play and experiment with new ideas, materials and creative techniques. We will be delving into old stories and traditions whilst bringing a contemporary twist to this series of workshops run by local artists.

This is a great opportunity for children to spend time getting to know each other and working with artists to develop mindfulness through creativity.

April 27 – Liam Rickard - Creature Comics: Join Liam for a comics and drawing workshop inspired by the tale of the misunderstood 'afanc'.

May 4th – Bethany Clewes - Sculpting Creatures - We will delve into the magical land of Annwn, discover and bring to life the curious creatures that dwell there.

May 11th – Nicky ArscottMythical Costumes: Using local found and natural materials we will create costumes and stories inspired by different folk traditions.

May 18th - Nicky ArscottAnimal Life Drawing: sketching and clay sculpture making, we will also learn about the role of different animals in Welsh stories and legends.

May 25th - Kaan K - Ancient Scroll-Making - Using materials that you can easily find at home, we will be making our own ancient-looking scrolls, but what will you fill them with? We'll try some map-making techniques to create our own mythical lands, and we'll have a go at filling our scrolls with riddles and messages too.


Oriel Davies and arts organisation Ennyn are working together to develop an inclusive creative programme for children encouraging play, exploration and self expression.

Ennyn is an arts organisation based in Mid Wales delivering a bilingual community arts programme.

Tickets Venue Info Ticket Info
May 4th – Bethany Clewes £5.00 PP*
May 11th – Nicky Arscott £5.00 PP*
May 18th - Nicky Arscott £5.00 PP*
May 25th - Kaan K £5.00 PP*

*Per Person

The gallery is open:

Tuesday - Saturday 10-4

Cafe closes at 3

Except for special events

Closed bank holidays

Most events at Oriel Davies are free to attend but we suggest making a voluntary donation here to support our continuing work delivering accessible workshops, events, activities and projects.