Events & Workshops

Mindful Art Classes in Manchester

At The Nest we a weekly timetable of Mindful Art workshops such as Mindful Textiles and regular 8-week Mindful Art Practice (MAPs) and 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) courses. As well as pop ups and one off events in and out of The Nest.

See our timetable below to see what’s on, and you can subscribe to our mailing list here to hear about our upcoming events. 


We have a team of creative therapists, artists and volunteers who deliver projects that promote a collective community, social inclusion, self-care and enhanced wellbeing . Our work is preventative. We work with people to help share tools for wellbeing with people facing issues of poverty and mental health problems. We work with people who want to regain power over their lives and take steps wards social action for world change.

Mindful Art Practice (MAPs) Course Taster Sessions Book Now here £10


Come along to our taster session to learn more about our upcoming 8 week MAPs, Mindful Art Practice course.

This taster will give you a chance to chat to us and get a feel for the types mindful art practices we will be exploring, to help you decide if you would like to attend the full 8 week course.

Weekly Sessions

Mindful Textiles Mondays 7pm-8pm £5

Our Mindful Textiles sessions offers simple textile based craft activities to give you the chance to unwind and create some fun pieces to take home! Activities will vary each session and will include embroidery, simple knitting, pom pom making, phone cases, patchwork quilt making and much more!  Supplies will be provided but feel free to bring along your own fabrics, wool, threads, or any other materials that you would like to work with!

Mindful Art – Thursdays 7-8pm £5

If you would like to experience the connection between mindfulness and art then join us for our Mindful Art drop-ins. These sessions will blend mindful practices with art making, to help you take the time out of your busy day to just stop, notice and create. No previous art or mindfulness experience is needed, just come and have a play!

Mindful Ceramics – New Dates Coming Soon 

You don’t need to be good at art or have ever meditated before. You just need to be willing to give it a try and see what happens. Join us on a Mindful Art journey, to Stop. Notice. Create.

If you would like to attend any of our events or workshops and are experiencing financial difficulties please get in touch with us at to discuss applying for a reduced rate place.

Donation-based sessions are available for local residents thanks to support from the The National Lottery Fund, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Santander, Manchester City Council and the Manchester Wellbeing Fund.