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

Art Therapy is for creative and personal expression, well suited to anyone who wants to slow down and connect with their inner self, with others and with their surroundings. This course focuses on developing an individual creative process and exploring ways to get into the creative flow.


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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 with 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, note that course pre-payment is required.


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 well-being. Led by experienced art therapist Jaana Sahling, this transformative experience offers a safe space for self-care, connection, and playful creative exploration.

In each session, we’ll carve out intentional pauses to reconnect with our senses, anchor ourselves in the present moment, and delve into mindful mark-making. Through guided breath work and sensory exercises, we’ll cultivate a deeper awareness of ourselves and our surroundings, fostering a sense of calm and presence.


About Art Therapy:

Art Therapy is for creative and personal expression, well suited to anyone who wants to slow down and connect with their inner self, with others and with their surroundings. No creative ability is required for Art Therapy, and you do not require any prior art making knowledge or experience. Art therapy is primarily for self-exploration. As no-one else can interpret your artwork; only you know what you think and feel and express through the art.

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).

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18 April - 23 May, 2024 (5 sessions) (no class April 25)
Thursdays, 10am - 12pm - Union Studio

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


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28 May - 25 June, 2024 (5 sessions)
Tuesdays, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Union Studio

Take a deep dive into the landscape and the classical techniques used by contemporary painter Saffron Newey. She 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.


25 May - 22 June, 2024 (5 sessions)
Saturdays, 1:30pm - 4:00pm - Elgin 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

Thursdays 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm - Elgin Studio

18 April - 27 June (10 sessions) (no class April 25)

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.


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

20 April - 22 June 2024 (10 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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