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Adventures in Art Journaling

For young people aged 11-25 with an eating problem or disorder, and young people who are struggling with body image.

Take time to focus on a positive activity alongside other young people who have a shared understanding and experience. The focus is on the creative activity not on any medical conditions.

This course is now open to young people registered at any of the surgeries within the Stroud District.

Stroud District Council and Berkeley Vale Primary Care Network are working in partnership with Jo Beal: artist, illustrator and workshop leader to deliver an Adventures in Art Journaling Course, four online sessions using Zoom:

  • Discover a creative habit
  • Try different approaches to drawing and lettering
  • Gain confidence in your drawing
  • No experience necessary

Each one hour session will include a warm-up activity, a themed drawing session and ideas for using creative lettering. The focus is on drawing: gain confidence in your drawing, develop observation skills and use drawing to capture and reflect on your life and the world around you.

This course is being funded as part of our eating disorder workstream. The focus is on the creative activity, there will be no pressure or expectation to share any personal or medical information during these sessions.

The four dates for the next course are:

Tuesday 27th February

Tuesday 5th March

Tuesday 12th March

Tuesday 19th March

Time: 5.30-6.30pm 

Age range: 11-25 years old

We will provide each young person with a good selection of art materials.

You can remain completely anonymous, with no expectation to turn your camera on, or even use your real name!

Parental consent is required to take part for under 18’s, please follow the link to register and complete the consent section, we also require the young person to give their consent.

This course is open to young people registered at one of the surgeries within the Stroud District. We have limited spaces on each course so please register as soon as you can; places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. We hope to release dates for more courses during the 2023/24 academic year.

Please contact us if you have any questions:


This Adventures in Art Journaling course is part of a wider workstream exploring ways to help support young people in the Stroud District using the five ways to wellbeing to inspire project themes.


Digital inclusion: Please reach out to us if you have any concerns about accessing or taking part in this online course.

“Digital inclusion is about having the access, skills and motivation to confidently go online to access the opportunities of the internet.” Department for Digital, Culture, Media & sport



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