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 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.
You'll get the opportunity to try activities that will stimulate your creative energy, and get lost in the flow of making, without the pressure of being outcome focused. It is all about immersing yourself in the play, rather than focusing on the end result.
ALTERED BOOK VISUAL JOURNALLING
An altered book is a book (can be found, bought used, or new) that is taken and transformed through many different processes, including but not limited to: painting, cutting, collaging, stitching, gluing, or adding 3-d objects to it.
Using art therapy techniques, we will be creating altered book visual journals using a number of different techniques. Examples of different techniques include black-out poetry, collaging, journal prompts, dream processes and more!
Visual journaling is a great way to release stress, inspire creativity, process emotions, foster joy and to practice self-care. You will leave this workshop with an altered book visual journal and numerous practices to continue working on in your own time.
No art making skills required, come as you are to explore and unleash your creativity!
WHAT WILL I GET OUT OF THIS CLASS?
So many things!
Learn how to explore the therapeutic benefits of visual journalling
Be guided to focus on creativity, imagination, relaxation, insight and self-expression
Get to try something new and build new connections with others
Learn how to let go of “shoulds” or “correct” ways to be creative Explore the benefits of play and how creativity can connect us to play
Get the chance 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
- Explore the therapeutic benefits of visual journalling
What you will get
- Try something new and build new connections with others
What to bring
What to wear
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.