Art for Parents

Art for Parents provides supportive art and craft sessions for any parent or carer of primary age children who is finding life difficult, whatever the reason.


Each session offers time out for yourself away from your daily routines with the opportunity to be creative and have fun.

Art for Parents, described by one of our members as ‘a little oasis of calm in our hectic lives of parenthood’ and a place where ‘we can focus on being creative and eat cake!’ supports parents and carers of primary age children who are experiencing difficulties and challenges in their lives, whatever the reason. Run by an experienced tutors each Thursday during term time, new and sometimes challenging art techniques are enjoyed while the group itself helps provide support and friendship. This is a child free activity, creating time just for you to relax and be creative.

To find out more speak to Kate:

Ring ArtsLink on 01935 815899

Text 07483 338969


Sessions are free of charge.  If transport is an issue for you please contact us and we may be able to help.  If starting something new feels scary you may be able to bring a friend, so do talk to us.

“I look forward to coming. It’s a confidence booster. It lifts your spirits. I really enjoy it – it does all that stuff to you”.

Participant comment to Bounemouth University researcher

Art for Parents is part of the ArtsLink Fizz! project which is funded for 4 years by the National Lottery Community Fund 2017 – 2021

Two sessions each week from 9.30am – 11.30am on Thursdays during school term time

One at:

St Paul’s Church Hall, St Paul’s Close, Sherborne DT9 4DU

The other at:

West End Hall, Sherborne DT9 6AU

Both groups run similar activities at the same time. Running two sessions means we have more places available plus the two locations enable you to choose the one which suits you best.

9, 16, 23, 30 January

6, 13, (not 20), 27 February

5, 12, 19, 26 March

2 April

“I can’t believe how proud it made me seeing my work on display: I never thought I could do that”


“The class is encouraging, informative, it is a joy to be here”


“Before coming to dance I couldn’t stand, but now I can and find standing and walking easier”

ArtsLink Fizz: Parkinsons Dance

“It made me realise I can still do things that I thought I couldn’t do. It just pushes you”.

ArtsLink Fizz: Art for Memory

“Thank you for an excellent and challenging course”


“it makes you do it at home as well, it inspires you to do what you wouldn’t normally do at home”. “I painted all the garden furniture!”

ArtsLink Fizz: Art for Parents

“ArtsLink offers a community as well as art lessons”

ArtsLink Tutor observation

“The class was helpful and fun. I was really, really happy”

ArtsLink Course Participant