Level: no skills required
- Dates: 21-Jul– 18-Aug
- Satudays 3:30pm – 5:30pm
- Course fee: $300 incl. materials
A five-week mindfulness Art Therapy course using various art media including watercolour, acrylic paints, pastels, and pencils to help create insight and learn techniques to relieve stress in your life. This course is tutored by Carolyn Howells (BA psych, Dip Art Therapy), a qualified Art Therapist and Florist. She is passionate about the benefits available to health and well-being through the practice of art and floral design.
During this course you will look at what creates stress within you, how you respond to stress and how you can make changes to create balance in your life. You will look at how hard times may be stepping stones for growth and change and what holds us back i.e. fear, anxiety, and strategies you can use to help move forward when you are ready.
Over the five weeks the course will cover:
- Introduction through collage.
- Relaxation techniques
- Mindfulness of body, thoughts and feelings
- Art process – How you spend your time and making choices.
- Goals, ideals and possible changes
- Art process – Acknowledging stress
- Art process and mindfulness strategies for managing stress
- Life skills you use
- Techniques for letting go
- Feedback – time for sharing optional
- Art Process – Gratitude journal.
Art therapy is for self-exploration, as no-one else can interpret your artwork; only you know what you think and feel and express through the art. There is the opportunity to share and gain new understanding through the verbal process if you choose to.
No creative ability is required for Art Therapy, it is more about drawing a
colour, shape and/or symbol to represent a feeling, not the outcome of the
artwork. Some of the mediums we will use are collage, acrylic paints, and pastels.
Dates: Saturdays, 21-July, 28-July, 4-Aug, 11-Aug, 18-Aug
Location: Enderby Studio, 314 Church Street, Richmond
Time: 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Materials: All materials included
Course fee: $300 incl. GST