Creativity and imagination for positive change

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.

Our mission as artists is to explore with you new ways of taking engaging, new art that matters out into the world.

We are an artist-run social enterprise that provides opportunites for groups and individuals across communities to fire up their imaginations and reconnect with their creative and playful selves. 

Through making and engaging with art and artists, we become better communicators and collaborators, effective decision makers, flexible in the face of risk and the unknown and more inspired to affect positive change in our own and others’ lives.

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Artists

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

A platform for artists

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The Curious

A place for everyone to sign up for workshops, exhibitions and events

Who’s it for?

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The Vault

Explore our experiments, people we’ve worked with and projects

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Organisations

Tailor-made team building workshops and away days

Team building workshops

What’s on at Arts Lab

After School Art Club
03/06/2019 - 23/07/20194:00 pm - 6:00 pm
After School Art Club

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 – Drawing & Painting
03/06/2019 - 23/07/20196:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Making Mondays – Drawing & Painting

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

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Thursday After School Film Club
12/09/2019 - 24/10/20194:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday After School Film Club

These 90 minute classes cover a wide range of filmmaking skills that culminate in the making of a short film and/or music video. It’s an ideal club for developing creativity, team building and social skills.

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Behind the scenes

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.

Maria

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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