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Arts on Prescription

Art courses for people with depression, anxiety and/or other mental health issues.

An Arts on Prescription course is made up of seven workshops. They are led by a professional artist. In each workshop, you will learn a different skill and use a range of materials. They last for two hours and are open to people all abilities. No experience necessary.

Hands moulding clay

Arts on Prescription is not art therapy. However, people do find the course therapeutic. It will help you build confidence and learn new skills whilst increasing your wellbeing.

City Arts run the course in partnership with Nottingham College. Completing the course will give you Level 1 ‘Introduction to Crafts’ qualification.

Nottingham College

Who can take part?

The course is for people aged 19+ in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. It is aimed at people with depression, anxiety or other mental health issues.


The course is free to anyone on a low income or means tested benefits. Otherwise, the course costs £68.25. We need 10–12 students to be able to run it.

Course Structure

The next course begins on the 14th January 2020. Sessions run from 10:30am to 12:30pm. They take place at City Arts, 11-13 Hockley, Nottingham, NG1 1FH. Before you sign up, please made sure you are able to attend all the dates.

14/01/2020Course Introduction + Making a tile and wrap around pot
21/01/2020Mono-printing using acetate
28/01/2020Needle felting
04/02/2020Glazing ceramics
17/03/2020Linoprint cards

How to get involved

You can sign yourself up to the course using the secure form below.

If you are someone’s carer, health worker, social worker, please complete the form on their behalf and include your contact details.

If you’d rather not use the form, or want any more information, contact City Arts on 0115 950 5251 or via