We run a diverse range of creative programmes, for people of all ages, from our Creative Hub in Newport and across the Isle of Wight.

Whether you’re looking to boost your confidence or learn new skills; would like to make new friends or just have fun, Independent Arts offers high quality practitioner-led sessions throughout the week, as well as tailor-made programmes for care homes, schools and other community groups.

Explore our workshops



Independent Arts can help you enrich your school’s curriculum through the cultural opportunities offered by Artmark.


Bespoke workshops

Our bespoke creative arts workshops for classes or groups are held in our Newport Creative Hub, and support a wide range of curriculum areas, from English to Geography.


Chess Craft

Fun, focused and fabulous for creative thinking, this is a relaxed, friendly chess club for all levels of experience – from complete beginners to experienced players – with sandwiches and a cup of tea!


Creative Café

Creative Café brings people together for a wide range of fun, creative activities. And we make a great cup of tea too!



A gentle, creative dance programme that can help you improve balance, co-ordination, muscle strength, memory and confidence, while making friends and having fun.



This weekly dance and exercise session is specifically tailored to help you if you are living with neurological conditions that affect movement.


Make & Create

Make and Create is our Tuesday afternoon drop-in session 3:30-4:30 for ages four to 104.


Meet and Make

An introductory group for those wanting to try an Independent Arts group, practice an activity and socialise


Mindful Moments

If you’re finding life a little stressful, these sessions offer an opportunity to explore mindfulness and creativity, promoting feelings of wellbeing and a calmer state of mind.



SingAbout is a great way for you meet and sing with other people, and socialise over a cup of tea.


Singing for Breathing

This 12 week programme is designed to help you if you have a respiratory condition, breathing issues related to anxiety, or are recovering from Covid-19.


Wellbeing Café

Wellbeing Café welcomes you for creativity and chat, in a friendly, safe environment.


Youth Arts Lab

For young people aged 12+ who want to explore arts for wellbeing through creative activities.