HomeMade Arts

COVID19 has been hard on us all (some harder than others) and it is great to see everyone coming together to help and support. Being stuck at home is driving a lot of people a bit crazy with running out of things to do, especially families with children. Artscoop and Edgbaston Arts Forum have come together to create an online magazine at www.homemadearts.org of which you can subscribe to get creative ideas sent straight to your email every fortnight as “Arts:)Mail”.

What is ‘HomeMade Arts’ ?
It’s a great new way of getting creative…be inspired by other
creative people to make and do things in your own way at

  • Enjoy discovering how imaginative you can be.Discover skills you never thought you had.Come up with things that you never expected….
  • It’s all about you, people around you, and showing others
  • what you can do.

…it’s for anyone who fancies having a go at something new,
no matter who you are… particularly if you think you are no
good at ‘art’.
It’s got nothing to do with talent: you’re creative when you choose wallpaper, make something daft with Lego, ice cupcakes in a different way, or even play noughts and crosses. So forget about ‘Art’ and let us help you discover how to create things in your own way.

HomeMade Arts comes to you as a free regular posting of

*(Visit: scroll to the bottom of any page and enter your name and email to receive the Creative Things To Do in your inbox as soon as they are released)

It’s put together and circulated by us at Artscoop Central. Each issue of HomeMade Arts includes lots of ‘Things to Do’, a gallery for posting what you make, a notice-board for feed-back, and a list of other opportunities.

Soon, ARTS:)MAIL will be a place where we can all swap ideas about ‘Things To Do’.
Get your regular ARTS:)MAIL and enjoy……


Brums Lockdown Art Menu - No11 Arts News

We art Artscoop hope you are well and healthy during this COVID19 Pandemic and want to keep you entertained during these challenging times.

Number 11 Arts Newsletter has a number of “Virtual Activities” you can do to keep you and your children or anyone else you know you many be struggling during this time, busy and active.

See below for more information and download the PDF of the pages below HERE.

Drawing Sessions at Lightwood House

Drawing Sessions

For those artists amongst us who enjoy drawing the human figure we are starting the Drawing Sessions again at Lightwoods House in Bearwood on the 2nd of March.

Drawing Sessions

It is £10 a session and these are drop in sessions so there’s no joining fee or minimum sessions booked in advance.

Find the venue here:

All are welcome – just bring your art supplies. Not sure what to bring?

Start with a pencil, rubber and a sketchbook and work your way up to whatever direction you want to go in.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Arts:)Mile 2019

If you managed to make ArtsMile 2019 then it was good to see you and we hope you enjoyed the event.

It was our busiest ever and with even more going on and I’m sure next year will be even busier and more ambitious.

We are proud of what we achieved together and are happy to see so many people having fun on the day and enjoying themselves.

Here are a few highlights of the day:

ArtsMile 2019

Thanks again to all those who attended #ArtsMile2019Here's a video showing a quick recap of the event.Bring back any fun memories, anyone?Filming and editing: Kyle Bentley (kxbentley@gmail.com)

Posted by ArtsMile on Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Thanks to Shirley for an amazing job at organising this year’s ArtsMile.
Thank you to Harborne Business Investment District for their support.
Thank you to Artscoop Central for their involvement.
Thank you to the amazing artists on the day.
Thank you to Kyle for the video work.
Thank you to Ayesha for the photography
…and most importantly thank YOU for coming along.

That’s it for another year. ArtsMile 2019 was our biggest yet and we plan to be bigger next year.

ArtsMile 2019

Artscoop has now revealed it’s new poster/logo for ArtsMile 2019

We are very excited about this and to also announce we have got an Instagram account!

Whatever your social media of choice – we are everywhere!

Please like and follow us:

For those on Facebook we have published an event for you to follow:


Stay tuned to social media as updates come in!


Join us on the Playing Field next to Edgbaston Reservoir! (Gillot Rd entrance)
Saturday 13th July 2019 12pm-4pm

EAT great food from The Real Junk Food Project Birmingham, or bring your own picnic.
MAKE music in the open mic tent, knit and natter, arts and crafts activities for children and adults, horticulture.
PLAY football, tug of war, obstacle course, tai chi, led bike rides, children’s exercise sessions.
PLUS loads more for all ages!

The first Eat, Make, Play on the playing field in 2018 attracted 200+ people and led to the launch of our community enterprise. Now we’re bringing it back for Summer 2019 and this year will be even bigger and better. Eat, Make, Play teamed up with Artscoop Central and Use-It Urban Innovation and of course, landowners Birmingham Settlement. Come and enjoy yourself, eat some tasty food, make something cool at one of our arts and crafts workshops and play all day!

If you are on Facebook there is an event you can click to attend here or just turn up on the day.