Arts & Crafts

Piccadilly Community Centre offers a wide range of activities from life drawing to creative workshops and group art therapy.

To spread the woolly joy we also offer friday mornings informal knitting groups and Knit N Knatter workshops. Sessions free of charge, bring knitting needles and wool if you have it!


Art workshops for people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and mental ill health
Participating in the Arts has shown us there are huge benefits for mental health service users and people with disabilities.

People have had a lot of fun and their confidence has blossomed before our eyes.


Art Therapy
In art therapy sessions children engage with the instructor and themselves. They model, communicate and build friendships.

Creating helps them focus on their islands of competence. Getting into art can help become more resilient. Working on an art project can help provide physical and psychological stabilization. There is no right or wrong way to create art, each person has their own individual expression, it is something that everyone can do and creating move you towards health.

The art therapy group is designed to help children learn how to identify and regulate feelings and express them in appropriate ways that do not hurt others.


Life Drawing at Lunchtime
Tuesdays: 12am-1.30pm or 1.30-3pm

The ballroom fills up with natural light, allowing fine views over Piccadilly and Saint James's church. This course is open to both the experienced and inexperienced individual. You will receive classical and contemporary training on how to draw the human anatomy.

This course will not last forever, so book now for the next term starting May 17th and ending July 26th.

Please note that there will be nude models used during some sessions, male/female.

Techniques taught: Life drawing with charcoal and graphite (on paper).
Fee: £230 for 10 lessons inclusive of materials.


Knit N Knatter Sessions:
-Guerilla Knitting: Help us decorate some famous London landmarks just for the fun of it (Saturday, 21 May, 11:00 – 13:00)

-Swap Shop: Bring your unwanted yarn/needles/patterns. Swap with other knit-a-holics (Saturday, 4 June, 11:00 – 13:00)

-Knit a square for charity: Help make a blanket for someone in need (Saturday, 18 June, 11:00 – 13:00)

-Family Workshop: Knitting classes for both children and adults. Learn how to make toys! (Saturday, 2 July, 11:00 – 13:00)

Further session's content TBC