Talk & Draw

Talk and Draw is a dementia friendly session hosted on the first Thursday of the month, exploring our exhibitions through conversation and art making.

Delivered in partnership with the Richmond Alzheimer’s Society.

Thursday 5 September Main Gallery 10.30am–12.30pm
Thursday 3 October Main Gallery 10.30am–12.30pm
Thursday 7 November Stables Gallery 10.30am–12.30pm
Thursday 5 December Main Gallery 10.30am–12.30pm

Sessions cost £6 per person

The Art of Wellbeing

These free sessions encourage you to create art by experimenting with materials and techniques, giving you a chance to unwind and support your wellbeing in a calming environment.

Thursday 12 September Coach House 12–2pm
Thursday 10 October Coach House 12–2pm
Thursday 14 November Coach House 12–2pm
Thursday 12 December Coach House 12–2pm

Please visit our What’s On page to discover more about each session.


Untitled, Joan 2019

The CREATE programme has been designed to engage older adults living in care within Richmond and neighbouring boroughs.

Run by Orleans House Gallery, these sessions will provide your group with a creative arts project that enhances their quality of life through self-expression.

These workshops will also provide participants with a safe environment in which to learn new creative skills, grow in confidence and connect with other residents living in their community.

Past projects have included:

CREATE Reimagine

In response to Orleans House Gallery’s exhibition Reimagine in which eleven artists explored a variety of approaches to reimagine artworks from the Richmond Borough Art Collection, patients from West Middlesex University Hospital created their own interpretations and questioned how much our view has changed and how art reflects the world it’s made in.

The sessions were delivered by exhibiting artist Alexandra Robb and RA graduate Lucy Evetts , in partnership with hospital charity CW+ as part of their arts in health programme.

To view the full collection of works create patients please visit the project’s website.

CREATE Elleray Hall

A monthly Art Club hosted at Elleray Hall, Teddington, which celebrated the creativity and supported the wellbeing of individuals living within the borough.

CREATE Hounslow

Creative sessions delivered as part of the Happy & Healthy programme for residents aged 60+ living within four sheltered housing schemes across the borough of Hounslow. Artist and illustrator Susie Foster delivered the sessions which took inspiration from the borough Art Collection and the nature.

For more information about our community sessions, email artseducation@richmond.gov.uk or telephone 020 8831 6000.