Hands and Heart Creative Art Therapy Workshop with Jaana Sahling

7 March - 14 March 2024 (2 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.


Enroll Now


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


March 2 week Workshop – 2 sessions

  • Dates: 7 March – 14  March 2024
  • Duration: 2 classes
  • Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Location: MAC Union Studio  | Level 1, 85 Union Street, Armadale
  • Course fee: $112 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:

Creative Art Therapy focuses upon developing an individual creative process. The course enables participants to:

  • engage with their personal art making process
  • explore ways to get into their creative flow
  • untangle from a creative block

This workshop will offer a space to reflect on how we are feeling right now and to examine how we want to be in the world going forward. Participants are invited to engage with many different art materials and modalities such as drawing, painting, collage, and writing to experience the transformational power that lies within creatively inquiring into our emotions.

The focus of this course is on the creative process rather than the outcome or skills, so participants will find a welcoming, inspirational and safe space to explore the beauty of creating with their hands.


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).

Enroll Now

Register Your Interest

If you can’t make it this time please provide us with your details and we will keep you informed regarding upcoming courses

"*" indicates required fields

I would like to be informed about courses for adults:
I would like to be informed about courses for children and teens:
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Related Courses

Elgin Studio

MAC Elgin Studio, Hawthorn

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.


Coming Soon

Drawing Bootcamp learn to draw

26th January, 2024 (Australia Day Public Holiday)
Friday 9:30 am – 4:00 pm - Union Studio

11th March, 2024 (Labour Day Public Holiday)
Monday 9:30 am – 4:00 pm - Union Studio

Be introduced to some of the most powerful drawing techniques you will ever use. With a focus on the perception of a three-dimensional world this intensive is designed to re-train your brain to see. Founder and Director of Melbourne Art Class, Marco Corsini will draw on his extensive experience of working with beginner artists to set the foundation for a new way of seeing and drawing from life. You will explore fundamental techniques and tools and refine your drawing skills with this extremely experienced tutor.


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.