Artfully Social - Creative Doodling & Mandalas

A great way to have some playful fun with no artistic requirements. Learn how to unplug from the everyday stress & technology- relax and enjoy creating mindful creative colourful doodles. A creative journey with a difference that has you learning simple, fun techniques while you practice some quick and easy meditations. Relax and have fun socialising with others in the process, whilst enjoying a little light refreshments while you create.

Ideal for time-poor creatives and non-artists this is a short program designed to be simple, mindful and relaxing in a fun, social workshop setting. Providing participants with some quality time to unleash creative potential and reduce day to day stress and increase wellbeing and enjoyment in everyday life. Quick and easy doodling techniques to help de-stress and have some creative fun in the process.


Learn how effective Mandala therapy can be in helping us along the Mindful Path and the benefits of utilising Mandalas in Meditation. Create your own simple mandalas using basic geometric and patterns and colour for effect.

  • meditating on the run- practice quick and easy techniques
  • guided visualisations and
  • relaxation breathing
  • combining music with creative therapies.
  • Focus is on the process of creating joyful art, utilising mixed media and techniques such as; drawing, doodling, painting and creative journalling.

Art materials used include: coloured pencils, watercolour pencils, watercolours, felt pens, coloured markers, oil pastels on art paper.

All levels of creative and artistic flair welcome.
Facilitated by an Artist/Art Therapy and Wellbeing Facilitator.

Duration: 2 × 2.5 hours. A cheese/fruit platter and fruit juice/sparkling water will be supplied. Please notify Tutor of any allergies or food intolerances.


In general all materials required will be supplied unless specified by the Tutor prior to each session.

All participants will be contacted by the Tutor prior to the workshop.

Facilitated by an Artist/Art Therapy and Wellbeing Facilitator.

Art Supplies Discount:

As an added bonus for learning Art with SGSCC, all enrolled students are entitled to a generous 10% discount off the purchase of art supplies when they shop instore at Eckersley’s Art & Craft, Taren Point!
View Eckersley's Website for product ideas.

About the tutor:

'Melissa (Mel) Martin is a contemporary artist, practices Art Therapy and is a champion of change, who has taken her interests and training in People Management and Organisational Psychology, and Art Therapy to a new level of experiencing self- awareness. Mel runs local art classes/workshops through Learning and Community Centres as well as privately, where she explores with small groups their true selves and the potential they have and the fear that is holding them back. By engaging in this therapy, Mel is able to reach into the lives of the people she can help more directly or build a personalised service for an individual or group looking for personal and or team building opportunities to reduce stress, improve confidence, compassion, problem solving skills, workflow and life balance.'

Other Information:

  • To ensure resources are ready for you at the start of your course, we ask you ideally enrol at least one week before the course commences.
  • All courses need a minimum number of students to run ("we try our hardest to get those") . If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled prior to the commencement and you will be informed.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.