Welcome to the Parkinson's Art Academy. The academy offers a range of free, online Arts based courses. Enrolment is now open for 'Poetry Without Fear’ and the portraiture course (drawing & painting portraits). Everyone is welcome.

The academy aims to utilise the artistic skills and knowledge within the Parkinson’s community. Interested in sharing your creative skills? If so, we’d love to hear from you.

Portraiture Painting

A four part course focusing on painting the eyes, nose, mouth and overall face. Led by Sarah Fleming.

The course covers line drawing, tones using charcoal and painting with acrylics

Poetry Without Fear

This is a self-study course delivered through a series of six video sessions, released weekly, each focusing on a particular area of poetry and that builds on the previous session. There are exercises to help reinforce the learnings, a recommended reading list and an experienced course leader to assist with any questions and provide overall course leadership.


The aim of this course is to provide an introduction to Haiku Poetry: introducing the basic elements of haiku, encouraging participants to bring their own experience and mindfulness to explore the creative potential and enjoyment inherent in the form and to feel confident to express their own lived realities.