FOLKE ART

Folke Art is a brand-new community art in health project run by Sunflower House in partnership with Community Art Kent. Folke Art is a free weekly community art class run out of the new Sunflower House community room on the Bayle and is for adults aged 55+.

Folke Art provides a much-needed accessible art classes to adults in Folkestone, providing long term health and wellbeing benefits to those that take part, connecting adults living in Folkestone to artists living and working in the town as well as local creative businesses.  

Folke Art Outcomes for participants:

  1. ·        Improved Mental Health

  2. ·        Reduction in loneliness

  3. ·        Increased sense of belonging

  4. ·        Improved access to the arts

  5. ·        Learning new skills

Folke Art Aims

  1. ·        Provide free art classes to Adults in Folkestone

  2. ·        Enable local artists to deliver workshops within the setting

  3. ·        Link creatives based around the Creative Quarter to the town

  4. ·        Provide supportive art classes that increase wellbeing.

  5. ·        Signpost participants to other activities across the town

  6. ·        Safeguard adults and provide a safe and supportive creative environment

Folke Art is currently over subscribed but if you would like to be added to the waiting list please email communityartkent@gmail.com

Folke art is funded by the Connie & Philip Phillips CT, Social Enterprise Kent, Colyer Fegusson CT and Folkestone Town Council. It is evaluated by Professor Angela Pickard, Director of the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts & Health, Canterbury Christ Church University. 

Folke Art facebook page can be found here