Kids Mixed Media Creative Arts Workshop - Ages 9 - 14

Designed for the younger ‘budding creatives’, this program focuses on having relaxing, social fun with the added benefits of the art mixed media techniques as well as some creative arts (movement, music, and drama play) in a small group environment. The program is meant to be relaxing, whilst learning new and fun mixed media art techniques and creating artworks.

The program has been created to encourage playful art forms and creative fun with no artistic requirements necessary. A creative journey with a difference, that has young minds engaged in the hands-on creative process rather than using Apps-on a device to promote connecting with their creative thinking ability and learning simple techniques to relax and unwind.

  • Each week participants will work on structured activities to facilitate the relaxing and creative art fun process and include the following:
  • Understanding Colour – using colours to make you feel better and enhancing your mood. Create a warm/cool colour artwork.
  • Doodling & Music – quick and easy techniques to doodling and creating Zen Doodle art forms, using simple lines and shapes techniques. Mindfulness Introduction and practice with music.
  • Drama Play & Storytelling through Collage- mixed media. Practical and hands-on creating individual mood boards using a variety of media(images/photos, magazine cut-outs, paper, markers, crayons, stickers, embellishments) and collaging techniques.
  • Expressive Painting. A variety of simple acrylic painting techniques will be explored and participants will be guided in creating their pieces of artwork on art paper and canvases

Materials provided however additional items may be required and Tutor will notify participants before the session.

Duration: 3x3 hour workshop (participants may bring a light lunch/snack and drinks on the day as there will be no food truck available. Vending machines are available on-premises for snacks and cold drinks.

Material Costs per person:

Materials and art requirements will be provided on the day. All participants will be contacted by the Tutor before the workshop regarding any additional necessary materials.

What to bring:

In most sessions, all materials will be provided by the Tutor unless instructed. Participants may wish to bring their own:

  • Coloured pencils/watercolour pencil/crayons
  • felt pens or markers, gel pens (non-toxic)
  • acrylic paints (non-toxic, water-based)
  • paint brushes (various sizes)
  • containers for water (brush cleaning), paint pallets
  • Painting apron or paint shirt/smock- or wear an old t-shirt.

Facilitated by an Artist/Art Therapy and Holistic Creative Arts Therapist.

No artistic experience is required.

All levels of creative and artistic flair welcome.

About the tutor:

Melissa (Mel) Martin is a contemporary artist, practicing Art Therapy and Creative Arts Therapies and is a Champion of Change, who has taken her interests and professional training in People Management/Organisational Psychology, and Art Therapy, and Holistic Integrated Creative Art Therapy to a new level of experiencing self-awareness.
Mel runs local creative 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.
Offering a varied range of personalised Creative Art Services from Art Therapy and Mindfulness practices, exploring a range of mixed media art techniques and tools to facilitate imaginative fun and creative expression, which can facilitate team-building opportunities, 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.