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Art for the HeartMondays 6:00–8:00 pm
Online using Zoom Pro with Hephzibah Kaplan SRATh

Please note that since Covid we were joined by several regular participants who were not London-based so we have continued to run Art for the Heart workshops online to enable out-of-towners to attend. Please email to be sent a booking form with more details for online participation. Thank you.

Art for the Heart workshops have been running since 1999. Aimed for healthcare professionals and those who are fairly resilient, this confidential group offers an opportunity for self-care through the creative reflective process.

There is a relaxed atmosphere and sometimes a bit of humorous provocation combined to create a high-energy workshop. This is an opportunity for you to express yourself in a way that is creative, free and authentic.

Please note this group is not suitable if you are going through a crisis or in early stages of recovery as the time allocated is insufficient to give the attention perhaps required. If you are unsure, please call Hephzibah on 07946-603715 to discuss.

Personally you may find the process helpful in releasing stress, getting in touch with your inner artist, gaining confidence in freestyle painting and learning to be less judgmental of yourself and others. The workshops are especially beneficial for people who have little time for themselves.

Professionally you will learn art therapy approaches and interventions that are useful with clients; you will improve visual literacy and develop metaphoric thinking; you will become more versatile with art materials and you will develop a portfolio of meaningful paintings.

Each week there is a different theme offered. Collectively the workshops are designed to explore and develop different aspects of your creative self.

Who is it for?

The workshops are designed for anyone willing to participate in a thoughtful and supportive creative environment. It doesn’t matter if you think you can’t paint or draw. Previous participants have included accountants, artists, city analysts, counsellors, graphic designers, mothers, musicians, psychotherapists and teachers, as well as health care professionals, art therapists and art therapy trainees.

Workshop Details

Mondays 6:00pm – 8:00pmOnline with Hephzibah Kaplan RATh

Booking: If you have not attended before, please call Hephzibah on 07946-603715 for an informal chat.

If you have previously attended you may book directly.  Just email and you will be sent a booking form.

Each session is an individual workshop though preference is given to those who book for more sessions to allow development and enrichment of the process. If you are interested in a try-out a session, you may book and attend on the first session of each termly series with the idea that you can then sign up for more sessions within the same series.


Term 1: Jan 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 19, (not Feb 26 & Mar 4), 11, 18, 25 (9 sessions)

Term 2: Apr 29, (not May 6), May 13, 20, (not 27), Jun 3, 10, 17, 24, Jul 1, 8, 15, (10 sessions)

Term 3: Sep 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 9, 11, 18, 25, (12 sessions)

Cost: £22.50 per 2-hour session
Please have a range of art materials ready. It is preferable to work on paper larger than A4 size so an A2 or A3 cartridge pad is recommended.

If you sign up for all the sessions in a complete term, there is a 10% discount  >

Term 1: 9 sessions x £22.50 = £202.50 – £20.25 = £182.25
Term 2: 10 sessions x £22.50 = £225 – £22.50 = £202.50
Term 3: 12 sessions x £22.50 = £270 – £27 = £243



Many thanks for your sessions. I’ve found at the end of each one I’m intrigued and eager to know more. Maybe because through other people it is possible to learn about myself. Maybe because through having new glimpses about myself I am also more open to learning about other people……..a realisation that it is alright to be sensitive…..that it is alright to admit to feeling light and not dark, without a feeling of retribution…
D.W., Musician

There’s something nourishing about your workshops. They provide a time when I feel safe and relaxed and able to explore my creativity. More often than not I also find that I have connected with my sub-conscious in an unexpected and enlightening way. All this is a great contrast with my experience of art at school in which I learned a hundred ways to make brown.
Steve, film-maker

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