New courses starting in April 2022

Our summer term enrolment is now open – enhance your well-being and rediscover learning with our great range of programmes, grab the chance to revisit a hobby or learn a brand new skill with many leading to qualifications.

Our courses are now, mainly onsite at Thomas Calton Centre, with some limited online options.


Art and Design

Introduction to art therapy

Find an overview of all our art and design courses.

Who the courses are for

This course is suitable for:

  • people facing depression, anxiety and/or having difficulty in discussing issues with family or friends
  • people interested in studying art therapy as a subject

Course location

Thomas Calton Centre
Alpha Street
SE15 4NX

What you'll learn

  • how to deal with problems and issues using artistic expression
  • increase your confidence by sharing and empathizing with other members of the group

How courses are taught

The courses are taught by a trained art psychotherapist, in a safe environment and in a small group. There will be group discussions of finished artwork.

Materials you'll need

  • drawing paper
  • pencils
  • crayons
  • watercolours
  • poster paints
  • playdough

There's an art shop in Camberwell on Orpheus Street SE5 and Camberwell College has a shop where you can buy art materials.

After the course

You will feel more able to cope with difficult challenges and have the confidence to discuss your issues. You will be able to apply for employment, paid or unpaid.

How to enrol

Complete an enrolment form

Find out how to enrol, locations and more about our services.

Course details


Daya and times

Course code and start date


Introduction to art therapy


6.30pm to 8.30pm


9 May 2022

9 weeks

£90 standard

£45 concession

Please pay in full when you enrol and submit proof of identity and evidence of entitlement to concessionary fee. 

Remember to buy art materials before the first session.

Southwark Adult Learning Service

Page last updated: 10 June 2022

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