Hello and welcome to my studio!

I’m Carrie, and I’m an art and crafts teacher based in Derwentside, north east England. I have been teaching art and crafts since the early 2000s, and have been teaching these with wellbeing in mind since 2014, working with a local social prescribing service. Through personal experience, and having lived with depression and anxiety since the early 1990s, I know just how engaging with art and crafts can bring about a wonderful sense of wellbeing and relaxation. I absolutely love passing on my knowledge and the benefits of art and craft for wellbeing.

I particularly enjoy teaching absolute beginners, so rest assured, whatever your art and craft experience, I will guide you through the process and make it as enjoyable as I can for you!

My aim is to bring wellbeing through getting creative to everyone. I particularly love to teach absolute beginners and get them started on their creative journey. I work regularly with people who have long term illness, carers and people who suffer from depression and anxiety.

Would you like to give crafting a go and see how it improves your wellbeing? The best place is start is with one of my free craft courses, delivered online and with minimal crafting supplies needed!

I also teach in person workshops, which can be delivered for your workplace, your art or craft group, your event, your family and friends or for community organisations. You can find out more about the courses I offer on my in person workshops page, alternatively please feel free to contact me to arrange a bespoke workshop that is just right for you and your needs.

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See what I’m up to in the studio or in class on my Crafts for Wellbeing Instagram @craftsforwellbeing

My main personal art focus is on lino printing and Celtic knotwork illustration. You can browse through my artwork over at carriedennison.co.uk or on my art Instagram account @dendryad