Drink and Draw at the Carlton ClubCarmel Smickersgill, Tours & Activities Editor
The Carlton Club is a much loved cultural hub in Whalley Range. With a continually great lineup of gigs, parties, jumble sales and visiting food trucks, there’s plenty of reason to head down for a raucous time. However, the club is also a great space to unwind and engage with your own creative side as you enter the mindful world of drawing with their weekly drink and draw nights.
massively beneficial to boosting a person’s self esteem and keeping their brain healthy
Part social, part art class, the Carlton Club’s drink and draw evenings bring people together to take a step away from the day to day pressures of life and immerse themselves in the paper. Whether you’re an experienced artist or a distant stranger to paintbrushes and pencils, all levels of ability are welcome in the room.
Stress reduction and becoming more comfortable with feeling present and focused are common benefits experienced by people who regularly engage in creative and artistic activities. It’s also well known that learning a new skill can be massively beneficial to boosting a person’s self esteem and keeping their brain healthy. Aside from these positives the sessions are also very relaxed and friendly, making them an ideal environment to meet some like minded people and make new friends.
making art a sociable activity and tool for community bonding
Drink and Draw is led by artist Matt Worden. Matt paints every day and has dedicated a lot of his practice to making art a sociable activity and tool for community bonding. He encourages those who attend sessions to “rediscover ways of seeing and expressing the world, exploring different materials, ideas and techniques.”
You can find Matt at the Carlton Club every Wednesday evening from 7pm. Be sure to email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place in the sessions.