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Artful - Art & Mindfulness


Next Available: 18 Oct 8:00PM
1.2 hours

Description

These 6-week courses use art processes combined with mindfulness, meditation and wellness techniques for a different path to clarity and calm. No ‘artistic’ skills are required because the focus is on the art-making process which allows expression of our innate uniqueness and creativity. An art process could be as simple as looking at an image and responding to it.​

Activities will include:

  • Using different art materials 
  • Responding to colours/images
  • Creating collages and identifying personal symbols, including mandala makng
  • Non-traditional drawing methods eg. stencilling, frottage, shared drawing, etc

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Class Schedule

8 Sessions at 75 Minutes/Session

What you will learn
  • Learn how to combine art techniques with mindfulness
  • Learn about positive psychology techniques to increase well-being
  • Learn about different art materials and art processes/techniques
What you will get
  • Use any art materials on offer and take home all work created (supplied in a folder that they keep)
  • During the session, they will experience short guided meditation based around mindfulness/wellness
  • The opportunity to explore their creative abilities in a non-judgemental environment
  • A chance to connect with like-minded people and share experiences

What to bring
  • Just your enthusiasm!
What to wear

Comfortable clothing that won't restrict your movement


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Vivid Art Therapy

Vendor sincce 2017

Savour, reflect and get creative with Vivid Art Therapy. Vivid’s group and individual services combine creative processes with techniques in meditation, mindfulness and wellness for a different way to find inner calm and clarity. Vivid draws inspiration from wellness philosophies and practices including meditation, mindfulness, positive psychology, motivational interviewing and solution focused therapy. Broadly the goal of all of these approaches is to increase awareness and enhance life in the process.

Vivid’s founder Caroline Curtis-Williams completed a Masters of Art Therapy at Latrobe University. She has worked as an art therapist at an acute mental health facility and run creative groups in community and disability settings. More recently Caroline has explored mindfulness, meditation and positive psychology. These disciplines inform her current art therapy practice in which well-being and personal insight are the main focus of her work. Caroline is also a trained and practicing artist.

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Cathy

03 July 2017 • Artful - Art & Mindfulness

I really enjoyed our Wednesday night classes. We used a variety of different mediums over the course. The relaxation aspect was also great. I would recommend this class to anyone. No artistic skills are required.