Play with Clay

Come along and join us getting creative with clay! It’s a great way to relax and have fun with friends. Artist Iris Gunnarsdottir is leading our clay making workshop and will be on hand to guide and inspire you. This activity is provided in collaboration with the Student Well-being and Inclusivity Team here at the […]

Get Creative – Painting with Claudia!

We’re bringing out the paints! Come along and join us painting with artist Claudia Bose. As luck would have it, Claudia lives next to a fantastic cake shop, so is bringing us loads of cakes to paint. And once you have created your own masterpiece in paint, we’re dividing up the cakes and eating them. […]


We’re bringing out the badge maker! Come along and make your own badges – it’s a great opportunity to get creative and shout about what you believe in. We’ve got stacks of photos, magazines and coloured card to choose from. Or if you prefer, you can also bring your own images or photos to turn […]

Creative Collage art workshop

Every Tuesday in the Hex 6:00 – 8:00 pm Join local artist and UoE student Tilly Hawkins for a series of creative collage art workshops. Let your imagination run wild and experiment with storytelling, using found images from books and magazines to create a unique collage. It’s a great way to relax and combat exam […]

Get Creative: Play with Clay

Join us for a new series of outdoor Arts & Crafts classes with of our favourite artists Tom & Iris. This week we’re are getting the clay out and making pots, cups and table top sculptures, with Tom and Iris nearby to lend a helping hand. Give yourself some time out – it’s also a […]

Get Creative – badge making!

Come along and try your hand at badge making! This is one of our favourite activities – simple but hugely effective. We’ve got the best badge makers ever – Tom & Iris have their own supply of magazines (yep, they’ve got more copies of National Geographic than you’d have thought possible) and alongside newspapers, stickers, […]

Get Creative with Tom & Iris

Wednesdays, 6.00 – 8.00 pm. We’re excited to have artists Tom & Iris join us for some fantastic Arts & Crafts sessions. Join us for a series of making sessions with two of our favourite artists. Their ever changing programme of activities include creating kinetic mobile sculptures, banner making and printing. Here’s what they’ve got […]

Life Drawing

Tuesdays, in Cine 10, LTB, 6-8pm We are excited to announce that life drawing classes are back! From curious beginner to amateur artist, develop your drawing skills with a life model in a relaxed and supportive environment. Our wonderful tutor, Claudia Bose, will guide you through the process of capturing the human body from life. […]

Get Creative – Play with Clay

It really is a simple as it sounds … Take some time out of your day to relax and play with clay. Make your own table-top clay sculptures with guidance from artist and potter Iris Gunnarsdottir. So come along and get your hands messy – it’s time to unleash your inner creativity! A Mental Health […]

Drawing with Tom

2 – 4pm, in Square 3’s Creative Corner Join artist Tom Armstrong who will be showing us how to draw from life. It’s a great way to have fun, relax, meet some friends – and develop your drawing skills along the way. Tom is a great tutor and will have you finding inner talents you […]

Get Creative – Painting with Claudia!

Join us for a new series of art workshops that will spark your creativity! Led by artist Claudia Boese you can relax, make friends and develop your artistic skills along the way. This autumn our starting point is paint. The lovely, gloppy stuff that mesmerises us all. Under Claudia’s guidance, you will have the chance to […]

Get Creative – Art with Tom and Iris!

Get Creative – Art with Tom and Iris! Come along and join in our art classes on campus where you can relax, meet new friends and develop your artistic skills with the support of our fab artists Tom and Iris. We will be tie dying t-shirts, screen printing bags and candle making to name a […]

Make your own hanging basket

Square 3 Unleash your inner creative! Join us in making your own macrame hanging basket. We will help you create your very own plant holder to adorn your new room. And we’ve even got spider plants and pots you can take away too! With the help of our fantastic tutor Iris, you will be guided […]

Get Creative – Painting Cakes!

Join us as we get the paints out in the Secret Garden – we’re painting cakes and buns! With artist Claudia Boese to guide you, enjoy relaxing outside in the sunshine as you paint your own masterpiece – and then get the chance to eat it! And it’s also a great way to meet people […]

Get Creative – outside in Wivenhoe Park!

Join artists Tom and Iris for a relaxing afternoon drawing from nature by the lakes in Wivenhoe Park! Take some time out of the busy day to explore the University of Essex’s parkland through drawing the landscape that surrounds us. With the guidance and support of artists Tom and Iris, you can explore drawing from […]