Express Yourself: Creativity and wellbeing short course for teenagers with Jaana Sahling

Level: Beginner
Ages: This course is designed for teenagers aged 13 – 18


6 week short course – Enrolments now open!

  • Dates: Thursdays; 22-Jul, 29-Jul, 5-Aug, 12-Aug, 19-Aug, 26-Aug, 2021
  • Duration: 6 classes
  • Time: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm (1.5 hours)
  • Location: MAC ‘Elgin Studio’ – Level 1, 73 Burwood Road, Hawthorn
  • Course fee: $235 inc. GST

About Art Therapy: 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. 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.

Image provided by Jaana Sahling

About ‘Express Yourself’: In this new course teenagers will have the opportunity to explore art activities that encourage spontaneity, playfulness and imagination in a safe and inclusive environment. 

All activities have a focus on the creative process and freedom of expression instead of an end-product.

This course is best suited to teens who would like to explore more about their creative expression and their own preferences while making art.

Sessions will include creative warm up exercises, collaborative creating in groups and personal enquiries and reflections through creative expression. There will be many different art materials, as well as suggested art activities available to experiment with. Jaana Sahling will be there to support and encourage the participants throughout the sessions.

Image supplied by Jaana Sahling

This course is not for learning new techniques so if you are looking for art instructional courses, please see our Teen’s Studio Art 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). 


Enrolment details

Dates: Thursdays; 22-Jul, 29-Jul, 5-Aug, 12-Aug, 19-Aug, 26-Aug, 2021
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm (1.5 hours)
Location: MAC ‘Elgin Studio’ – Level 1, 73 Burwood Road, Hawthorn
Materials: All included
Cost: $235 inc. GST


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    Feedback from previous Art Therapy students

    “I really enjoyed the Time to Stop – Art Therapy course by Jaana Sahling. Jaana helped create a safe space to reflect on the day each week, providing great prompts and a clear structure to allow for open creativity and exploration. The set up and materials provided were extensive and I ended up creating works that I didn’t think I would make but that I really enjoyed making and was proud of. It was an unexpectedly freeing class to be creative without pressure of a specific outcome but allowed for some beautiful and meaningful pieces to emerge. I highly recommend this course and would say to come with an open mind and trust the process. Thank you for a wonderful course!” – Anna, 2021