Research shows that, whatever our abilities expressing ourselves through art, it can have a positive impact on our health and that the beneficial effects of creating aren't dependent on our skill or talents. Whether you just want to be able to draw, use it for fun and pleasure, perhaps express something from your imagination or your own development; Art truly has the ability to take you anywhere. Under the guidance of Sam your level of experience doesn’t matter - it’s the taking part that counts!
Every child is an artist.
The problem is how to remain an
artist once we grow up.
- Pablo Picasso
We all know that to stay
physically healthy we need our
5 A Day minimum of 400g
of fruit and vegetables.
At The Bee Tree Community
we also believe in 4 A Day;
to maintain our overall wellbeing
we need to pay attention to
not only our physical health,
but our emotional, mental
and spiritual health too:
The Bee Tree Community:
Part of your 4 A Day!
All our sessions at The Bee Tree Community are colour coded, so that you can see how each activity contributes to your 4 A Day and helps you to maintain your overall wellbeing.
Hover over the '4 A Day' cards to discover how Art can positively influence you.
Helps regulate mood
Reduces feelings of loneliness
Increases self esteem
Develops self expression
Strengthens the heart
Boosts the immune system
Lowers blood pressure
Eases aches & pains
Improves co-ordination and dexterity
Helps with digestive problems
Increases energy levels
Improves overall brain health
Calms the mind
Strengthens concentration & focus
Boosts mental alertness
Develops communication abilities
Creates feelings of belonging
Provides a sense of purpose
Generates a sense of achievement
Creates feelings of happiness and contentment
The group usually works to a theme or project for a few weeks. Sam will provide a list of art materials needed for the project in advance. Each week Sam will explain and guide members through the process of sketching, drawing and/or painting. Alternatively, if you have your own project you are welcome bring that along instead.
You will need your laptop or mobile device, your session zoom link, a quiet space and your art materials.
Sam begins by recapping where everyone is up to and checking everyone is ok. She will then guide you through the session by demonstrating and explaining and encouraging you to practice techniques, ask questions and discuss your ideas. Sam is on hand thorughout if you need help, sharing tips, ideas and information as we go along.
Required materials etc can be emailed to you when you book and are also posted in the Art WhatsApp Group.
Sam’s career spans over 25 years. She has been a community artist, art teacher, youth worker and completed training as an art therapist in 2016. Sam is inspired by a wide range of subjects, although nature has been a companion, muse, and teacher for much of her life, featuring in much of the work she makes. Whether you just want to be able to draw, use it for fun and pleasure, perhaps express something from your imagination or your own development; Art truly has the ability to take you anywhere.