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)

Carving an apple at previous workshop

Explore stone carving
with Moira Ross

Wednesdays 10th & 17th October 2018 (2 wk course)
Moira's studio, Loyal Trade Business Park, Salisbury
Cost: £25

Have a go at carving your own stone sculpture. Week 1 - create a simple apple or pear shape. Week 2 - design your own nature inspired piece or use on of Moira's designs. The technique uses rasps, rifflers and sandpapers allowing yout o stay in control of the sculpting process and achieve a great finish on the stone. Limited places so book early to avoid disappointment. N.B. the carving process is verydusty and may not be suitable for those suffering from respiratory conditions - safetly instructions provided on joining.

Examples of silver clay pendants by Fiona Ingram

FULLY BOOKED - waiting list available
Discover silver clay jewellery
with Fiona Ingram

Tuesday 25th September 2018
Facilities Meeting Room, SDH
Cost: £10
(includes silver clay to make 3 pieces)

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

traffic trails by Vanessa Massey

Staff Photography Club

Monthly meetings: Thurs 27th Sept, 25th Oct, 29th Nov 2018
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!"