Creative Pause – A 5 Week Introduction to Mindful Art making with Jaana Sahling

30 May - 27 June, 2024 (5 sessions)
Thursdays, 10am - 12pm - Union Studio

This short course will provide an accessible entry point or introduction to Art Therapy. Led by Jaana, our experienced Art Therapist, this immersive experience offers the experience of Creative Mindfulness, using relaxation, body and breath work, and awareness of our senses to connect to the present moment and how we currently feel. Whether you're simply curious or contemplating deeper exploration, this course provides an opportunity to gain insights and embark on a journey of personal growth.


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Creative Pause Mindful Art Making

Level: Beginner / Intermediate
Ages: This course is designed for adults


May / June 5 week Short Course

  • Dates: 30 May – 27 June, 2024 (5 sessions)
  • Duration: 5 classes
  • Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Location: MAC Union Studio  | Level 1, 85 Union Street, Armadale
  • Course fee: $280 inc. GST


Students who have attended previous Art Therapy courses with Jaana are welcome to attend again each course will feature fresh content and exercises.

NDIS participants may be able to participate in this course as part of their NDIS plan. Please discuss this with your NDIS contact. We are happy to assist with invoicing.


About this course:

Welcome to “Creative Pause,” a 5-week mindfulness art group where we invite you to explore the intersection of creativity, mindfulness, and personal growth. Led by experienced art therapist Jaana Sahling, this accessible and inclusive course is held in our beautiful light filled studio space with all materials provided.

Each session will introduce guided art activities in a range of modalities, providing opportunities for every participant to discover diverse art techniques, and explore how thoughts and emotions can be expressed non-verbally.

A main focus here will be on Creative Mindfulness, using relaxation, body and breath work, and awareness of our senses to connect to the present moment and how we currently feel.


About Art Therapy:

Art therapy is a type of counselling that incorporates artistic expression to delve into emotional and psychological experiences. Rather than solely relying on verbal communication, individuals utilise various art forms such as painting, drawing, or sculpting to explore and articulate their inner thoughts and feelings. Guided by a trained therapist, this process provides a nuanced means of self-expression and introspection, fostering deeper understanding and facilitating emotional healing.


This course is not for learning new technical skills, so if you are looking for art instructional courses, please see our current courses for a more appropriate class.

Class places are limited to ensure one-on-one tuition.

Jaana Sahling is a specialist in the creative process and holds an MA in Experiential and Creative Arts Therapy (MIECAT) and a BA in Fine Arts (Nottingham Trent).

24 July - 21 August, 2024 (5 sessions)
Wednesdays, 6:00pm - 8:00pm - Elgin Studio

In this course, participants will engage in various intuitive and expressive art-making activities, each aimed at unlocking creativity and fostering personal growth.


Take a deep dive into the landscape and the classical techniques used by contemporary painter Sam Leach. He will lead you though the fundamentals of Grisaille, and demonstrate how artists such as Da Vinci, Titian, Vermeer and Rembrandt created such memorable work. A great course for beginners and those that are wanting to improve their painting.


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24 August - 14 September, 2024 (4 sessions)
Saturdays, 1:30pm - 4:00pm - Union Studio

Drawing is fundamental to any artistic practice. This short course is designed for people who are looking to learn the fundamentals of observational drawing. Perfect for beginners or those looking for a refresher on drawing techniques.


Elgin Studio

Not running in term 3

The program is a studio-based class that mixes personalised tuition with a program of short presentations. A wide range of mediums are available, including drawing and painting in both oils and acrylics. It would be suitable for anyone who is interested in a class that develops observational skills and fundamental artistic skills while maintaining a degree of flexibility for creativity.


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Saturday morning 9:30 am - 12:30 pm - Union Studio

20 July - 14 September 2024 (9 sessions)

Our studio-based art class for Adults & an opportunity to develop your contemporary painting practice in this class with Sam Leach. In 2010, Leach famously won both Wynne and Archibald Prizes at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. His work has been extensively exhibited nationally and internationally.


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