Mindful Art - How to Creatively Unplug Unwind & Relax Beginners

Mindful Art – How to Creatively Unplug Unwind & Relax enables participants to learn how to use your creativity whilst practicing mindfulness to help shift from being in constant ‘urban chaos’ to serene inner calm and equilibrium. Techniques and tools to help you focus on being in the moment and allow free-flow creativity in the process helping you to relax and de-stress.
Creative Art Therapy is being utilised more commonly as a form of mindfulness and relaxation. The ability to tap into your inner-self and creatively express thoughts, emotions and feelings in colour and imagery is of great therapeutic benefit. The actual process for creating art (or anything creative) is highly beneficial mentally and physically, as we respond by relaxing and finding inner peace or equilibrium in what is being produced whilst having some fun in the process.

Course outline:

  • Each session consists of structured creative-art activities designed to enable individuals to unplug, unwind and reconnect with their inner creative-selves.
  • Using simple fun artwork techniques, mixed media and simple relaxation and breathing exercises, and easy self-care tips.
  • Focus is on understanding and managing stress levels and being able to relax through the process of creating joyful art, utilising mixed media and techniques such as:
  • Free-flow drawing & doodling,
  • Painting,
  • Collage,
  • Mandalas

What to bring:

In most sessions all materials will be provided by Tutor unless instructed. Partici-pants may wish to bring their own:

  • Writing pens/pencils, note paper or note book A4 preferable.
  • Coloured pencils/ watercolour pencil/crayons
  • Felt pens or markers, gel pens (non-toxic)
  • Acrylic paints and paint brushes, water container and paint shirt or apron
  • A4 size envelope folder or display book for storing handouts and art work

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.

"Facilitated by a local Artist/Art Therapist and Wellbeing Facilitator"

About the tutor:

Melissa (Mel) Martin is a contemporary artist, practicing Art Therapy and is a Champion of Change, who has taken her interests and professional training in People Management/Organisational Psychology, and Art Therapy to a new level of experiencing self- awareness. Mel runs local creative art classes/workshops through Learning and Community Cen-tres 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.


  • Art Therapy Diploma, Health & Harmony College, QLD.
  • BSc (Psychology), UNSW.
  • Change Management Post Graduate Diploma, CSU.
  • HR Management Certificate, Sydney University.
  • Member -International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT)

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