ONLINE: Tea, Cake & Art

  • Image: Tea,Cake & Art by Zoom
  • Image: Tea, Cake & Art, online

05 Jan — 29 Jun 2021

14:00 — 16:00




Tea, Cake & Art is a creative social group for older people, particularly those living alone, who would like to meet and spend time with others.

The sessions held in the gallery are currently suspended due to Covid-19 and social distancing measures. Instead, we are holding regular weekly sessions, via Zoom, a free and easy to use software.

If you would like to take part, please email Bettina Wenzel who will let you know how to join and what you will need. [email protected]

A paper version of each workshop will be available to those who would prefer it that way.

FREE, all welcome. See Read More below for FAQs


Tea, Cake & Art has been an amazing success since its launch in April 2019, with more than 30 older people regularly attending, making friends and socialising, as well as discovering, and rediscovering, creative skills and a confidence they didn’t know they had.

Please become a Supporter, or make a donation to help us continue with Tea, Cake & Art. All Supporter subscriptions and donations, large or small, will ensure that we can keep offering our audience and our community art that can inspire and drive change.

Thank you for your support.

Who is it for?

The group is for people aged over 65 who would like to meet and spend time with others in a creative and sociable atmosphere.

When and where does it happen?

Tuesday afternoons – usually at The Exchange in Penzance but currently online, via Zoom.

What will I get out of it?

We hope that by coming you will:

  • Meet new people and make new friends.
  • Be inspired by the exhibitions.
  • Enjoy exploring different themes and ideas with others, through talking and making.
  • Learn about art and artists and how they make their work.
  • Be supported to try out new creative activities.

What might I expect to be doing?

We will look at our current exhibitions and have relaxed conversations about their themes. These themes will then feed into the activities we do.

Activities could include drawing, photography, print-making, weaving, and making as well as story-telling, poetry and even singing! The idea is that over time the group decides what they would like to do and suggests activities.

Do I need any previous experience of art?

You do not need any previous experience of art – either making it or looking at it! You don’t even have to have been to The Exchange before, in fact, we would love to welcome new visitors to the gallery.

All activities will be suitable for complete beginners.

Who will be leading the sessions?

The sessions will be informally led by Bettina Wenzel who is the gallery’s Events Programmer. Bettina will sometimes invite artists or makers to visit the group to talk about their work and lead some activities.

Do I have to pay, book or bring anything?

This group is free to join and all materials will be provided for in gallery sessions. Our online sessions and hand-outs are tailored for you to use materials you might have at home, such as pens, papers, coloured pencils or felt tip pens, inks or paints and brushes. You can use whatever you have.

If you want to join in the Zoom sessions or would like to receive the hand-out per email to do the workshops in your own time, please provide Bettina with your email address. If you do not have internet and would like a paper copy of the hand-out instead, please provide your postal address and phone number.

Other than that, you don’t have to book in advance – Tea, Cake & Art is an ongoing project without a set end date so you can join at any time.

You may be asked to complete a feedback form every three or four months. This helps us show our funders what the project does for its participants and ensures the continuity of Tea, Cake & Art.

Do I have to come every week?

You don’t have to take part every week, but it would be great if you did! The more often you come the more you will get out of it.


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