Reflective Self Portraits: Past, Present and Future Self – Art Therapy workshop with Jaana Sahling.

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


2 day workshop

  • Dates: TBC
  • Time: TBC
  • Location: NEW LOCATION! MAC ‘Elgin Studio’ – Level 1, 73 Burwood Road, Hawthorn
  • Course fee: TBC

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 supplied by Jaana Sahling

About ‘Reflective Self Portraits’: Reflect on your past, feel into the present and envision your future through creative and expressive self portraits. Participants will be able to explore many different materials and ways of expression, focusing on the process and creating meaning through art making. 

The goal is not to create a realistic and exact representation of your face but rather to capture your emotions and visions through a process driven, more abstract and playful engagement with materials and your own life story. 

This course is not for learning new techniques 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). 


Enrolment details

Dates: TBC
Time: TBC
Location: NEW LOCATION! MAC ‘Elgin Studio’ – Level 1, 73 Burwood Road, Hawthorn
Materials: All included
Cost: TBC

By purchasing a place in this course you are agreeing to the Terms & Conditions of Melbourne Art Class.
Terms & Conditions (excerpt): For all withdrawal requests received less than 14 days prior to the course commencement date, either prior to the course commencement date, during the course or after the course has finished, no refund or credit will be provided.


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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