Hello everyone,

We reopened on 1st September with small groups of 5 people plus a tutor.

To ensure we have a safe studio space, for everyone, strict hygiene measures and appropriate social distancing are in place.

For everyones safety we ask that you adhere to the safety measures we request at the studio.

All weekday sessions are continuing to run.

All weekend courses are postponed until 2021.

  • We are a thriving independent art studio in the Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch area.

  • We offer a wide range of interesting, high quality courses in arts, crafts, textiles.

  • We believe that visual arts expression is for everyone and that creativity significantly improves personal wellbeing.  

  • Our core ethos is to make art accessible to everyone. All our weekday sessions and weekend courses aim to cut through the often alienating way that art is talked about and practiced, and to show that everyone is capable of engaging with art and creativity through discussion and practice.

  • We support individuals and groups through a person centred, humanistic approach.

  • We see this approach as a way in which individuals can develop their own sense of self, explore personal ideas and express thoughts and feelings using a variety of art mediums.

Artisan Studio
Branksome Centre
Recreation Rd  
BH12 2EA
















Weekdays: we offer a supported studio art space

Aspergers Adult Art Group    10.00 - 12.00     £13 per session
Stroke & Physical Disability Art Group    2.00 - 4.00    £13 per session

Women's Mental Health Art Course 10 - 12.00 - £15 per session
Home Educated Teens 1.30 - 3.30  £15 per session

Visions Mental Health Art Group Wed 10.00 - 12.00    £10 per session  - £12 a session from 1.1.2020
Learning Disability Art Group Wed 1.30 - 3.30    £15 per session


Public course in Drawing 10.00 - 12. Commenced  1st October
ME/Chronic Fatigue Art Group, first Thursday every month, 2.00 - 4.00  £15 per session

Art Collective - 3 Thursdays a month 1.30 - 3.30 £15 a session

Mental Health Art Group -18- 30 yrs  10 am - 12.00 No charge - Government Covid funded

Mental Health Art Group -30 - 80yrs  1.30pm - 3.30 No charge - Government Covid funded

We have a few places in all of the weekday groups.
If you are interested in a place then please email

Pauline at artisanstudio1@gmail.com 
or call her after 4pm 07729 829 209



  • Inclusive public art courses - all abilities welcomed and supported.

  • We now have over 70 enthusiastic and skilled tutors teaching at Artisan on our weekend courses.

  • Small friendly groups, lots of 1-1 tuition.

  • Unlimited tea & biscuits. 

  • All abilities welcomed and supported.

  • See separate tab above - 2020 weekend and evening courses

Artisan is a CIC, a Community Interest Company also known as a Social Enterprise or a Not For Profit Organisation.

We have strong links with our local community: GPs, Social Care Organisations,  Dorset Mind, 

Bournemouth University, Arts University Bournemouth, St Annes Hospital, Police, Bournemouth Council's Turnaround Team/Children & Young People's Services, Arts and Health Southwest, Arts Council England, Visual Arts Southwest.

We also offer CPD sessions and currently provide these for Art Therapists who work in the field of mental health.

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