webpaperWorkshops at CoolTan Arts

Are you interested in exploring your creative side and improving your wellbeing in a fun, supportive environment?

At CoolTan Arts you could join a workshop, learn something new, have fun, get out of the house and meet like-minded people.

Workshops Timetable

11am - 1pmSelf AdvocacyVisual ArtsPoetry

Computer Club
1.30 - 3.30pmWomen Make ArtVisual Arts
2 - 4pmVisual Arts

Creative WritingSelf Advocacy
5.30 - 7pmKnitting

Who are the workshops for?

Workshops take place weekly in our fully accessible arts centre on Walworth Road, Southwark, London. Workshops are available to adults 18+ with experience of low to moderate mental distress (self-defined). We accept referrals from GPs, Occupational Therapists, CHMTs and Support Workers, as well as self-referrals.

What workshops does CoolTan Arts offer?

We teach a broad range of creative and practical subjects, including visual arts, film making, web design, poetry, cooking, Photoshop, textiles and much much more, there is sure to be something that you would enjoy! Some workshops are ongoing, while others run between 6- 12 weeks. Please see the timetable or visit the Current Workshops page for the latest listings.

Our workshops are led by professional tutors who are also practising artists. All class sizes are kept small and provide a supportive and structured environment to learn in. One to one tuition is also available on request.

Taking part in a workshop will also give you the chance to get involved CoolTan’s many other activities including visiting galleries, coming to our social events and getting your work exhibited! CoolTan artists’ work have been exhibited at the Tate Modern, the BFI, The Globe Theatre, The Charles Dickens Museum, South London Gallery and many other prestigious venues across London.

How will it help my wellbeing?

CoolTan Arts believe passionately in the therapeutic power of the arts. Making art in a group can be cathartic, fun, exploratory, a form of self-expression and self-growth, and a great way to connect with others.


How much does it cost?

  • Arts Workshops:
    Personal Budget Holders: £25 per session
    Those without a Personal Budget £10 per session
  • Computer Club, Knitting: Free
  • Self Advocacy: Free


Workshop costs include professional staff fees, materials, trips to exhibitions, opportunities to exhibit and sell art work at galleries/museums, access to CoolTan events and teas and coffees. Our workshops are led by highly experienced tutors and assisted by volunteers.

A small number of workshops are free, including Self Advocacy. Please get in touch for more information.

12 Week Workshops

Those interested in an arts worshop are encouraged to sign up for a 12 week period. CoolTan Tutors will then be able to provide an Individual Learning Plan (ILP), and follow the progress of each individual across the 12 sessions, to ensure they are getting the most from the course.

Taster Session

All are welcome to try a free taster session before registering for a course.

How do I join?

  • Give us a call on 0207 701 2696, or email
  • If you would like to make a referral, please contact Alison Vine on / 0207 7012696

We will then ask you to come into CoolTan Arts and register with us before starting your workshop.

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