Please bring any of your own photos, books, magazines and materials you may want to collage with! 3-d objects are also welcome - this is all about experimenting. Materials will be provided but it's always nice to re-purpose items around your home!
WHAT IS MAKER THERAPY ALL ABOUT?
Did you know that tapping in to your creative energy can improve your overall health and well being? It is well recognised that creative engagement can decrease anxiety, stress, and other mental health issues. MakerSpace & co thinks that we all could do with a bit of a well being boost. We've all been affected by the what's been happening over the last two years; it's been tough.
This is why MakerSpace & co is introducing a series of creative workshops that focus on mindful making, artistic self expression and building social connections. Think of it as a creative tonic to pick you up. Working with qualified art therapists, our Maker Therapy series is an opportunity for you to take a breath, practice some self care and get to meet other people in a safe and inclusive space.
CREATE, DESTROY, CREATE COLLAGE
Using big sheets of paper, and many different art materials, you will be led through multiple artistic processes to create, destroy, and create again.
Using art therapy techniques, this highly experimental workshop will show you how to gently let go of perfectionism, and how to reclaim your inner resilience in times of transformation and change. You will leave this workshop with an inner landscape collage, and creative tools for self-care to continue practicing on your own. No art making skills required, come as you are to explore and unleash your creativity!
Introduction & welcome
There will be tea and light snacks provided, but please bring a snack or a lunch as we will be stopping for a short lunch break.
WHAT WILL I GET OUT OF THIS CLASS?
So many things!
You will learn how to use collage processes for self-care
Learn how to focus on creativity, imagination, relaxation and self-expression
Try something new and build new connections with others
Learn to let go of “shoulds” or “correct” ways to be creative
You get to explore the benefits of play and how creativity can connect us to play
The opportunity to explore art therapy techniques Explore creative self-expression in a non-judgmental space
AND MOST OF ALL YOU'LL HAVE FUN!
What you will learn
- Learn how to use collage processes for self-care
What you will get
- Try something new and build new connections with others
What to bring
What to wear
Wear clothes that you won't mind getting a bit messy!
Anyone and everyone!
A place for people to make things
Our agenda is to build a culture of innovation and excellence in Australian design, whilst strengthening the local community by bringing people together.
We are a place for locals to participate in the culture of making, and for visitors to experience the best in Australian Design across furniture, ceramics, metalwork, woodwork, industrial design and more.
Cancellations & Refunds
You are entitled to a transfer or credit note.
- A refund can be requested 5 days before class starts. An admin fee of AU$25.00 applies.
- A transfer can be requested anytime before the class starts. Free of charge.
- A credit note can be requested anytime before the class starts. Free of charge.
No changes will be allowed after these times.
We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.
Terms & Conditions
Kids in classes: MakerSpace classes are designed for adults. Kids aged 14-17 can book this class on the condition that an accompanying adult also participates - which means booking two places. If you have questions about kids in the workshop, please read this.
Terms and Conditions: All students must read and agree to our full Terms and Conditions, you can find them here.