Minerva Centre Hexham

Courses For People With Learning Difficulties

Courses for people with learning difficulties, Hexham

The Minerva Centre offers a wide range of specifically tailored courses and workshops for students with mental health and learning difficulties of all ages and abilities.

The courses provide a safe, creative environment for students (friends) to learn within, and are also designed to engage the student in such a way that builds self-esteem, confidence, teamwork, pride, self & social inclusion and communication skills.

Students who produce work (products) from their course can be given the opportunity to sell it in the Minerva shop, exhibiting at Minerva’s special events such as the 'Hexham Abbey Christmas fair' and local market stall events such as 'The Farmers Market'. All of which creates high feelings of self-worth & social inclusion which all amounts to a fantastic experience through life fulfilling activities while having fun when we do it!

All Minerva courses are generally structured and follow a syllabus which can be tailored to suit individual requirements. Students will progress through different levels and shall receive a Minerva 'Certificate of Skills' on completion of each level.

Please see the full list of courses below and click on the box for full course information.

If you are interested in any of the courses please send us an email with your name, contact details and the course(s) you are interested in.

Pottery & Sculpture
We will encourage you to do your own ideas at any time within the course.
Silk Screen Printing
Adventures in printing with your own creation!
Arts & Crafts
Within this course, students will experience a number of art and craft techniques & skills.
Textiles & Fabrics
Use your skills to produce something special!
Jewellery Design
We will encourage you to do your own ideas at any time within the course.
Painting & Sculpture
The aim of the course is to encourage students to make paintings and sculpture from their own ideas, gaining in confidence in their own abilities and enjoying working in a space with one another and with respect for the materials they use.
Our shop sells craft work produced by the Minerva students