Henna's Arts and crafts include a range of activities that include Tile Mosaic, Recycle Art, Knitting, Female Accesories Crochet, Jewellery Making, Creative writing, Fabric Painting, Cake design, Flower arrangement, Hair & Beauty, Sewing, Henna Art and many more.
Members bring in their own expertise to take full ownership of sessions and teach new learners that are new to arts & crafts.
We have worked with many partners that include Mary Ward Centre, British Museum, KILN Theatre, IKWRO, Working Men's College etc.
We have been able to showcase our members work in exhibitions at the British Museum. Our users have been given further oppurtunities through the Arts provision by providing additional training and private sessions.
Art & Crafts has a surprising impact on individuals health, it’s great for anyone seeking emotional wellbeing and creative fulfilment.
Many studies have stated it helps towards lowering heart rate and
It also helps elderly fingers nimble though repeated exercises, it's great for keeping the finger joints flexible. Some Henna members have reported that crocheting especially helped them with their Maths skills as it is based around counting, multiplying, measuring and patterning, which are all maths skills.
Project monitoring has observed many service users detailing how the arts have helped them with anxiety and being calmer,
"I have learnt so many new skills in Art & Craft sessions,
I never knew I was capable to finish off the programme but I did it and surprised myself, it helps the brain towards a meditative state and allows the mind to pause, refocus and soothe worries".~~ Henna member