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Art / Coffee / Chat

Weekly drop in meets every Thursday since 2019. 



I'm Katrina Atkinson Multidisciplinery

Artist & Teacher. I facilitate weekly classes for both adults and children

as well as some exciting workshops.

I look forward to working with you! :)



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Katrina's classes are creative and fun!

Thursday Art / Coffee / Chat - Health & Wellbeing Art Group 

This is a very relaxed art group meeting once a week on Thursday since 2019. The emphasis is on enjoying the process of creating art in a calm and friendly environment. You may do as much or as little as you wish with no pressure, leave all your worries at home and enjoy a coffee and biscuit. A lovely way to meet and form friendships as well as pursuing an enjoyable pastime.



  • Friendly environment - welcoming and inclusive 

  • No pressure - you can create as much or as little as you wish

  • Flexible - as a drop in session you choose which Thursdays you attend

  • Refreshments included - relax with coffee/tea and biscuit

  • Meet new people - socialise and form friendships

  • Try something new - start a hobby you may or may not have already done to enjoy pastime


This class runs all year round therefore keeping the continuity throughout the summer as well as Easter and Christmas period.


There is an array of materials available including: pencils, colour pencils, pastels, charcoal, watercolours, acrylics and collage materials. 

Paper also included however please note: restrictions on watercolour paper and canvases. Either bring along or purchase at the art school. 

You are also welcome to bring your own art box if you prefer. 

*No Oil paints to help keep the art school toxic free!


Lost for ideas? There are lists of starters and trays of resources and still life objects always available and I am always on hand to discuss concepts and ideas. 


Just For Fun!  You are welcome to join in with the monthly theme.


January: Rainy Days Inspired by contemporary Artist: Liubov Kuptsova, and Leonid Afremov.

Acrylics, Watercolours, Collage.

February: The Surrealists, Magritte, Leonora Carrington, Merret Oppenheim. 

Collage, Painting from the collage you have created, Dream Inspired painting, Found objects. 

March: (English Artist) Dame Laura Knight Interested in marginalised communities, Romany, Circus, and Wartime documentation. 

Pastels, Watercolour, Acrylic.

April: (Russian Artist) Kandinsky Abstraction, Colour & Music were at the forefront of his work. 

We will explore creating abstract, colourful art using a combination of techniques over the four weeks.  Some of these art pieces will be created while listening to music. 

May: (Czech painter) Alphonse Mucha Art Nouveau, painter, illustrator and graphic artist. Famous for his decorative, theatrical, posters, of women. 

June: (French Artist) Matisse, Paper Cuts & Posters. We Will explore Matisse through paper collage, paper cuts and Acrylic paint. 

July: (French Artist) Toulouse Lautrec. We will explore creating large posters with simple fluid lines using ink & watercolours. Also foam printing block and make prints as part of the project. Other media may well be incorporated including Acrylic and Pastels.

August: (British) Patrick Heron Abstract Artist. Inspired by Cornwall he developed an abstract style, brightly coloured paintings. We will explore his work though a series of collages, mixed media and acrylic painting. 

September: Altered Art. Among other artists Banksy is famous for creating altered art. Using famous paintings and sculpture, we will collage and reassemble creating new art pieces and then copy the composition into a painting. This is a fun project! 

October: (Mexican artist) Frida Kahlo & The Day of The Dead. An appropriate artists to explore throughout the month of October, We will work in combinations of media. 

November: Pre-Raphaelites. Very much an English movement John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Michael Rossetti, to name few. A group of Romantic artists who believed in the art values prior to Raphael, they were close to William Morris. Beautiful redheads, melancholic scenes inspired by Medieval Art combined with writing and poetry. We may even create a little wallpaper? 

December: Christmas Themes. TBC. This year we will create your Christmas cards, paper wreaths  and winter watercolours. 


Weekly drop in every Thursday morning 10am - 12 noon.

Only £12 per session inc materials & refreshments.


I am happy to meet you before you come to a session or have a chat on the phone. You are welcome to turn up on a Thursday there are usually spaces available however to guarantee your space book by email or Text. 

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