Mindfully Creative - An Introduction

Ideal for time-poor creatives and non-artists wanting to work on learning how to “switch off” and “unwind” through creative outlets. Designed to be simple, mindful and relaxing in a fun, social setting. Providing some quality time to unleash creative potential and reduce day to day stress and increase wellbeing and enjoyment in everyday life. 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:

  • This short program provides participant with a sampling of Creative Mindfulness and Relaxation concepts and simple fun art-doodling techniques that will be useful in their day to day routines.
  • There will be focus on hands on creating as well as group discussion and sharing as well as reflection time in the workshop session.
  • A short break with light refreshments will be supplied (and included in course fee).

Learning outcome:

  • Learning to have some playful fun through simple art free-flow drawing and doodling techniques to help destress and relax.
  • Practice easy quick breathing relaxation techniques and short guided visualisations
  • There will be focus on hands on creating as well as group discussion and sharing as well as reflection time in the workshop session

Art media materials included:

All materials will be provided by Tutor unless instructed. Participants 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)

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.

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

"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 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

Qualifications:

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)
Working With Children Check Approved. Services NSW.

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