The Art of Eco-Conscious Creating

For those of you who are Non-Artist Creatives or feel you have loads of untapped creative potential, but are unsure where to start and also wanting to work on learning how to “switch off” and “unwind” through creative outlets. This introductory short course program is designed to be simple, mindful and relaxing in a fun, social setting. There will be focus on hands on creating as well as group discussion and sharing as well as reflection time in the workshop session. Learn to embrace Eco-Conscious Creating in everyday living as it is simple, mindful, fun and very liberating.

No artistic experience required.
Adults and Adolescents (age 15+).
All levels of creative and artistic flair welcome.


Each workshop session will focus on connecting with your inner creative-self through learning about art appreciation and connecting with our environment on a creative level as a form of relaxation and mindfulness in our daily life.

  • Focusing on appreciating art forms, from naturally occurring elements, colour, design and styles.
  • Learn how to seek inspirations from nature and to use natural pigments in artwork and connecting with our senses to create.
  • Practical and experiential hands-on activity, creating your own creative personalised experimental artwork using fun creative mixed media techniques. Utilising various art mediums that are derived from and inspired from nature and natural elements, hence the term Eco-Conscious Creating.
  • Creative Visual Art Journaling will also from part of this course.

Art media utilised may include: Canvas, Acrylic Paints, Watercolours/inks & markers, paper & embellishments, bric-a-brac. Natural & organic materials derived from nature.

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

Duration: 4x2.5 hour workshop.

Material Costs per person:

Some of the materials and art requirement will be provided however there will be a need to source natural elements from the home or surrounds to utilise in creating. All participants will be contacted by the Tutor prior to the workshop regarding any additional necessary materials.

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, practicing Art Therapy, Holistic 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 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.