Staff Arts Club

wire sculpture workshop with Martin Wright

ArtCare organises artist-led workshops for staff at the hospital allowing them to 'wind down' after work. The Staff Arts Club aims to relieve stress and combat isolation for those working alone. The sessions give staff a 'taster' of many different visual and performing arts, which they may then decide to pursue in their own time. Previous activities have included pastels, stained glass, watercolour painting, life drawing, beadwork, feltmaking, singing and belly dancing. The programme consists of one-off 'Discover' sessions and 'Explore' courses held over 2-3 sessions.

Download the latest Staff Arts brochure (pdf)

felt gingerbread decorations by Caroline Misselbrook wool and knitting needles

Discover knitting
with Born to Knit

Tuesday 5th February 2019
Upstairs Meeting Room, Leisure Centre, SDH
Cost: £7.50

Heather from Born to Knit will provide all the guidance you need to start having fun with knitting. You will start a simple project in the workshop and finish it at home. Knitting needles, wool and full instructions provided. Suitable for beginners or those with a bit more experience.

Silver clay jewellery by Fiona Ingram

FULLY BOOKED - Discover silver clay jewellery
with Fiona Ingram

Tuesday 26th February 2019
Upstairs Function Room, Leisure Centre, SDH
Cost: £10

Get creative with silver clay. Learn to shape, texture, finish and fire a simple pendant made from silver. All materials provided to make 3 pieces. Pieces will be fired on the night ready for you to tlake away with you.

Watercolour sample by Caroline Misselbrook

Discover watercolour
with Caroline Misselbrook

Tuesday 26th March 2019
Upstairs Function Room, Leisure Centre, SDH
Cost: £5

Artist and illustrator Caroline Misselbrook will take you through the basics of using watercolours in this relaxed and colourful class. Experiment with a range of mark making techniques, papers and brushes to familiarise yourself with the paints before you create some mini paintings, which can be put on to greetings cards. No previous experience required. All materials provided.

lantern making workshop

Discover NHS70 lantern making
with ArtCare

Wednesday 21st November 2018
Facilities Meeting Room, SDH
Cost: £FREE but please book your place

Learn how to make traditional willow and tissue paper lanterns, ahead of the annual Lantern Procession in Salisbury. JOin other staff and volunteers to make NHS70 themed lanterns to celebrate 70 years of the NHS. All materials provided. More information about the parade

mosaic on wall in hospital courtyard

Discover mosaic
with ArtCare

Thursday 14th February 2019
Spire/Farley ward courtyard, SDH
Cost: £FREE but please book your place

A fun introduction to mosaic using the reverse method. Designs will be incorporated into the improvement works for the Spire/Farley Ward courtyard and the open access courtyard opposite. Stay for 30 mins or longer.

traffic trails by Vanessa Massey

Staff Photography Club

Monthly meetings: Thurs 24th Jan, 28th Feb, 28th Mar, 25th Apr, 23rd May, 27th Jun 2019
Room 2, Education Centre, Level 5, SDH North

A monthly group run by hospital staff enabling you to get creatively inspired, to develop your photographic skills and share feedback on images. Open to all hospital staff and volunteers, whether beginner or more experienced.

Please email coordinator Linda Dunham if you would like to attend. N.B. Please do not email any images directly to Linda - you will be given details of where to upload your photos for viewing at the meeting after you have contacted her.

Booking Information

Spaces are limited on workshops so early booking is advised. We operate a reserve list once workshops are fully booked. If you are unable to attend a pre-booked workshop, please let us know as soon as possible so we can offer your place to somebody else.

Fees for one-off 'Discover' workshops and 'Explore' courses must be received at the time of booking in order to secure your place. Please note refunds will only be given if ArtCare cancels the course or, in the case of courses only, if your place is filled by someone on the reserve list.

To book your place by credit/debit card please phone Hazel Stock on 01722 336262 ext. 5617. Or fill out the booking form in the Staff Arts Brochure and return with your payment to: Hazel Stock, ArtCare, Facilities Directorate. Please email Hazel to check workshop availability before booking.

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Breathing space - wellbeing in the workplace

Salisbury Hospice garden

Read ArtCare volunteer Millie Forbes' article on wellbeing in the workplace. Millie interviewed key members of staff about their experiences before writing this in-depth piece for us.

"...breaks donít have to be a reaction to feeling stressed, they can be a proactive step to prevent stress and improve overall wellbeing. Itís important to be able to have somewhere to go thatís not just the opposite corner of your desk!"