Room For Art - Piershill



30 Piersfield Terrace, Piershill, EDINBURGH, EH8 7BQ
0131 555 7638
North East


Who is the service for?
Adults, Young People (16-25), Older People
What age range is it suitable for?
17 - 25, 26 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 65+


18 York Place, City Centre, EDINBURGH, EH1 3EP
0131 555 7638


TUESDAY: 10:30am - 12:30pm



Room for Art workshops are currently suspended due to Covid 19.

Room For Art at home...

As our workshops were suspended in March 2020 due to the Covid 19 outbreak, we’ve continued to work with our artists and participants to bring the project online.

Facebook and Instagram

Join us on Facebook ( where we share resources and hold LIVE workshops most Wednesdays at 2:00pm.

Other resources

Have an explore through our resources where you will find art activity cards, artist inspirations, videos of techniques and more. Please see

Normal service details...

Room for Art is a visual art and social prescribing project providing visual arts on a weekly basis to adults in at least seven areas of Edinburgh with the aim of improving people’s health and wellbeing.

Each workshop is free and delivered by a professional visual artist, a volunteer and a support worker. The sessions are tailored to the interests of the group and participants are encouraged to explore and experiment with different techniques such as; painting, drawing, collage, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, jewellery making, and more.

Our participants are referred by GPs, Link Workers as well as through other third sector organisations, some also refer themselves. Participants may have mental health issues, physical disabilities, feel lonely or isolated or have long term health issues and some have remarked on the importance of the referral process for getting involved.

Why take part?

Making ‘room for art’ and taking part in arts activity can impact positively and in some cases have a transformative effect on health and wellbeing.

Room for Art enables people to explore creativity in a safe, supported space, take time for themselves, meet new people, learn new skills and have fun!

Not just an art class, it becomes an art studio and community for participants who are free to express their creativity in their own way. The aim of the sessions is to make people feel welcome, valued and listened to.

Do you want to take part or would like to refer someone?

Please fill in our referral form at or contact the Outreach Manager at

Who are our partners?

We work in partnership with a range of organisations to reach out to people from different backgrounds, ages, abilities and ethnicities. Such as; The Health Agency, Wester Hailes, North Edinburgh Arts, WHALE Arts, Piershill Library, Open Arms Project, Good Morning Gorgie, VOCAL, and Redhall Walled Garden.

Piershill Room for Art...

Day: Tuesdays
Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm
Venue: Piershill Library, 30 Piersfield Terrace, EH8 7BQ

Other Services Run By

Art In Healthcare

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