Octopus Arts Shropshire are committed to enabling people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the benefits of creative arts, including improved well-being, increased confidence, pride in achievements and greater social inclusion through participation in fun, engaging and challenging arts projects.
Outstanding artwork enhancing the local community and environment has been produced in collaboration with many organisations and groups such as Connexions for Youth, play teams, nurseries, health services, people with disabilities and mental health conditions, young people at risk, carers, older people's forums and youth clubs.
We frequently provide drop-in workshops for local authority and town council run community events and have provided processional props, lanterns, masks and headwear for carnivals, festivals and fun days. We offer workshops in many art forms; murals, mosaic, willow sculpture, textiles, collage, print-making, painting and drawing. Just ask us!
All Octopus Arts practitioners have enhanced DBS certificates and public liability insurance of £5,000,000. We are also qualified Arts Awards assessors in Bronze, Silver, Gold and Discover & Explore.
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We are experienced in delivering inspirational projects designed to improve health and well-being and can provide both participatory workshops and uplifting site-specific artwork.Find out more
We are committed to providing opportunities for vulnerable young people to participate in arts activities aimed at increasing their skills, aspirations and confidence.Find out more
We have extensive experience in delivering high quality inclusive and engaging arts activities and projects for adults and young people with physical and learning disabilities.Find out more
We deliver tailor made activities focusing upon a specific project theme, culture or celebration to promote and celebrate cultural diversity, tolerance and understanding.Find out more
We are very experienced in providing activities for large community events and can tailor our workshops to suit any theme.Find out more
We can deliver a one-off session of fun activities or put together a programme of engaging art forms for young people and/or families to access during school holidays.Find out more
We can provide fun group activities or smaller workshops focusing upon enjoyable ways for young children to creatively learn, play and explore art materials.Find out more
We can deliver team building sessions for staff to explore their creative side or workshops to develop artistic skills and ideas for working with young people.Find out more
Our residencies provide the opportunity to meet practising artists, use new materials and engage in a meaningful exchange of ideas over a period of time; they can be seasonal, ongoing or tied to a particular event.Find out more
We have transformed education centres, underpasses, nurseries, cupboards, libraries, factories... you name it! We can facilitate a group mural or design bespoke artwork for your location.Find out more
We can deliver participatory workshops for groups to create individual lanterns, larger wearable pieces such as masks and headdresses or large-scale willow and paper sculptures that can be paraded or displayed.Find out more
We deliver interactive workshops involving drawing and painting, print-making and collage that enable everyone to get involved in designing an outstanding and unique artwork for the chosen location.Find out more
We have worked with many community groups and schools to enable them to create beautiful mosaics, transforming an exterior or interior area into a striking visual spectacle.Find out more
Our workshops are designed for people of all ages to enjoy the benefits of collaborative working.Find out more