Make Monday’s meaningful with Braintree Mencap.

The charity is holding three sessions from 1pm until 3pm every Monday.

A sensory pottery group enables people of all abilities to get creative with clay and enjoy the opportunity of learning new skills by using the new potter's wheel or other tools available.

Tutor Shaun is very patient and can help everyone develop their skills to produce some fantastic pottery, starting from the basics.

If you do not like getting your hands messy, why not try the new China painting area, where you can express yourself with bright paint and glazes and enjoy putting your own personal stamp on ready made pieces of ceramics.

Or come and learn how to crochet, knit or upcycle garments and soft furnishings using pre loved fabric and accessories in the fashion and textiles area.

You can bring your own work to do and just enjoy the company and cuppa, or if you need a bit of inspiration there is plenty of help on hand to get you started. You are welcome to upcycle bags, clothing and simple household items such as cushions.

All abilities are welcome, and there are three sewing machines that you will be shown how to use.

The idea is that you come and learn so you do not need to be an expert to join any of these sessions - the emphasis is on having fun whist getting creative.

Braintree District Mencap Society was formed 60 years ago to help people with a learning disability and their families.

Braintree Mencap has a wide membership throughout the Braintree District, and offers support to more than 800 children and adults with a learning disability.

The sessions are based in Charles Leeks House, in Coggeshall Road, Braintree.

It costs £7.50 for the pottery and painting, and £5 for the textiles and fashion.