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Discoveries through Drawing

Tutor: Michael Gale
Location:  West Hill Hall - Brighton (Seven Dials)

Next start date:  Watch out for our course starting in the Autumn term

Painting, mark-making, inks, and collage incorporating art therapy, group work & positive psychology

These group sessions are an invitation to play and explore with art materials, regardless of your previous experience in art. Each session begins with a verbal check in with each other in the group, followed by experiential work in guided art making processes, and ends with a group sharing.

"The art work we make together often surprises. It comes about through our letting go of preconceived ideas, standards or expectations about a finished product. We work together quietly in a supportive space which engenders discovery, spontaneity and fun. All you need to bring is a willingness to experiment."

Venue: More information on West Hill Hall can be found here.  The hall is in the the Seven Dials area of Brighton (Compton Ave, Brighton BN1 3PS) and is a short walk from Brighton railway station.

"What follows on from the process of exploring with materials such as inks, paints, & pastels, in a guided, non judgemental way - happens without effort, usually reveals more of our own potential & creativity and can lead to a positive impact on wellbeing and a lessening of stress."




About the tutor - Michael Gale

I trained in Art Psychotherapy at Goldsmiths, University of London in 1996, gaining experience within adult mental health and drug & alcohol dependency settings, and then as a qualified Registered Art Therapist, within special education and mainstream schools offering 1-1 and group Art Therapy.

I studied Fine Art and continue to make paintings and collages as well as facilitating experimental art workshops for adults.

To view my web site and read testimonials from workshop participants since 2011, please see: www.experimental-art-workshops.org

To see my paintings please see: www.michaelgaleart.wordpress.com

Discoveries Through Drawing Materials List

Participants are asked to bring:

  • soft drawing pencils
  • rags
  • masking tape
  • eraser
  • a scalpel or stanley knife.  

If you happen to have the following items please bring them too - but don't buy them specially!

  • coloured pencils
  • pastels
  • oil pastels
  • crayons
  • charcoal
  • paintbrushes
Evolution asks for a small donation towards paper. All other materials will be supplied.


Loved the variety of materials and exploring techniques.

The course provided a friendly and supportive environment in which to learn and develop skills.

Flexibility, friendliness, Tutor very approachable