Hello and welcome to my studio!

I’m Carrie, and I’m an art and crafts teacher based just outside Stanley, 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 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.

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. 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. 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 to start is with one of my free craft tutorials, delivered online and with minimal crafting supplies needed!

I teach in person workshops in my home studio just outside Stanley, County Durham. You can find out more about the workshops I offer on my in person workshops page. There are a maximum of four people on each of my studio workshops, so you can be assured of getting plenty of individual attention. These smaller numbers also mean we can play and experiment a bit more with the craft.

I also deliver these workshops for art and craft groups, community organisations, events and for the workplace. If there’s something specific you would like for your group 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 home studio, all set up for a workshop.

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