If you would like to explore your creative side, I run a series of themed workshops for all abilities. They are fun and relaxed and aimed at providing a place where you can express yourself and, pick up some art tips.


The Pause and Paint workshops, and Day Retreats are a great way to unwind and have some ‘me’ time!

Ruth McGrady

Art lessons for wellbeing

Taking time out to do something for you is invaluable to your mental health and art is a great way to switch off and relax. I run 121 and group art lesson in Calne Wiltshire for beginners and those who want to get back into art. The course is for 12 week and you will learn the basics and beyond.

Sessions start at 6.30 pm and finish at 8pm, all materials are supplied.

Payment options are: Pay as you go is £20 for 90 minutes, or you can pay for 12 weeks and get a discount: £18 for 90 minutes which in total is £216 all materials supplied for both options.

Give me a call (07779709793) or contact me through the contact page.

Creative Wellbeing Retreat – New dates coming soon!

Welcome to Pause & Paint – The Creative & Healing Power of Trees

Walking amongst trees is a calming and relaxing experience, one which can fill us with many emotions and reduce others. Feelings of anxiety, fatigue, and confusion reduce as you breathe in the scent of the trees and the earth, taking in what nature has to share with us.

By connecting and being as one with nature we start healing and boosting our wellbeing.

The day retreats are about the above, but they are also about reconnecting to our inner child, the one that dances as if no one is looking and creates just for the joy of it, this brings freedom and release.

There will be meditations, chi kung, mindfulness, forest bathing, and creativity, oh and cake!

All material provided.

Please bring your lunch.

Come and join me.

Date: to be confirmed

Paint & Bubbles

Fancy doing something a little different and fun, well have a paint and bubbles party! I supply the art material you bring your own bubbles what could go wrong!!!
Great to do for hen Do’s or just as a get together with friends.
I can run these fun event day or night.

£35 per person.
Please contact me on 07779 709 793 or email ruthmcgrady@hotmail.co.uk to book in.

Happy Customers!

I can’t believe I created it!

“Thanks to Ruth for a wonderful art workshop yesterday! Thanks for your patience and all the golden nuggets of hints and tips. I’ve come away with not only a lovely painting that I can’t believe I created, but also with more confidence than I arrived with, plus heaps of enthusiasm to just get painting on my own. I’m looking forward to the next opportunity to paint with you. Lot’s of love.”