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Arts Lab is a social enterprise that uses visual art to promote and encourage creative thinking and doing in every aspect of people’s lives

Make it, look at it, share it, talk about it, this ‘magical stuff’ called art can take your mind off things, connect you with others and help you to stay playful and confident to make positive changes in your life. It can also get you thinking in different ways, so you stay open to a life of learning and curiosity and build purpose into what’s absolutely right for you and the world you want to live in. 

Picture yourself having the freedom to use your hands, create something beautiful, explore, express and make a mess, share conversation and ideas with new people and build new approaches to thinking, doing and being. This is Arts Lab.

We connect artists with communities, making art accessible to everyone everywhere by providing:

  • support for ‘artist changemakers’ to develop new, mutually beneficial ways of connecting with audiences
  • hands-on creative making activities and projects across communities
  • a platform to view, share and buy beautfiul artwork through our online galleries, social media, shop and pop-up venues
  • inspiring stories about people and organisations we’ve worked with on our online platforms and in our growing collection of catalogues and zines (available at our online shop) 
  • an innovative online presence that keeps artists and communities making art and making change


A platform for artists to meet, make work, and above all, to experiment

A platform for artists



A place for everyone to be inspired to experience and to make art alongside artists

What we do



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Team Building

Boost morale and productivity in the workplace (on hold for now)

Workshops and away days

What’s on at Arts Lab

After School Art Club - autumn course
07/09/2020 - 19/10/20204:00 pm - 6:00 pm
After School Art Club - autumn course

Weekly after school art club for 8-14 year olds with Arts Lab’s Sophy D’Angelo. Developing ideas and talents in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, students learn new skills and experiment with mixed media.

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Making Mondays – Experimental Drawing & Painting
07/09/2020 - 19/10/20206:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Making Mondays – Experimental Drawing & Painting

Weekly experimental drawing and painting classes for adult beginners, those who’ve had art in their lives and want more or anyone feeling adventurous to try something new.

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Kids' Arts Lab Day & Exhibition
31/10/202010:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kids' Arts Lab Day & Exhibition

Whole day opportunity for children to explore a range of art media in a large studio, with a mini exhibition at the end of the day for family & friends.

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I joined the art workshop to support my adult son who is recovering from a mental health problem. It is helping him enormously and in a climate of severe cuts in the NHS, it is the only therapy group in our area.


A massive thank you to Arts Lab. It has been such a rich experience, transforming my life. I now have friends for the first time in years with enough confidence & optimism to go out into the world.

Janie aged 19

Thank you for hosting, organising and inspiring the most fantastic sessions in your studio – everyone loves them!

Eva Hamilton MBE
- Founder & CEO of Key4Life

The studio at Dartington feels like another world which helps students remember educational experiences in a positive light.

Ben Moon
- Art Tutor

Arts Lab is ideal for young people with emotional and medical/mental health difficulties. Students feel safe there, overcome their reluctance to get involved and have fun.

Assistant Principal
- Schools Company South & West Devon Academy

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