Join us in this 6 week workshop series that features a weekly Friday morning session focusing on wellbeing – using art therapy methods for enhancing emotional health and creative vitality. There will be drawing, painting, sculpture, textiles, meditation, music. **NEW PROCESSES - this group is suitable for those who have attended previously**
Do you ever wish for:
- Some time away from the pressures of the daily 'to-do' list, time just for you?
- Space and time to reflect and gain insights into what is important to you?
- That sense of 'flow' that comes when you are totally focused?
- More confidence about your own creativity?
- A chance to try art making without pressure and judgement?
- More peace and calm in your life?
- Meaningful connection with other women?
- A chance to try different art materials in a playful way?
If so, this workshop could be just what you've been looking for.
Experience a raw and honest connection with yourself, surrounded by a group of inspiring women. The workshops will help you take stock of where you are right now in life, what is important to you, what is emerging, what is important but may require your attention.
You you will have the opportunity to feel and process deeply held emotions, which will leave you feeling lighter and more able to refocus on what is important to you.
When accompanied on this journey by a trusted facilitator and kind and well meaning group, many people feel safer and more able to access our own inner resources of creativity, courage and wisdom.
This group is a very special experience, and has been described by some participants as 'like having a spa retreat every week'.
'I came along primarily for an opportunity to play with arts and crafts in a structured way with some instruction. As a result of the group I think I have more confidence to just play with different materials and mediums without being so worried about what it looks like – or the outcome, just for the enjoyment. Jade provided a really beautiful, calm space – almost like a mini retreat each week just to play with creativity. By the end of the course I was really looking forward to each week to see what we were going to explore next. The women who came were lovely. I’d recommend this to workmates, family and friends.' – Mel
When – 6 weeks. Friday mornings
Friday January 20th 2017 (6 weeks beginning on the 20th Jan)
Please arrive at 9.45 to get name tags, make a cup of tea and get settled for 10.00 start.
Time – 10.00 - 12.30 Fridays
Price – $295 + booking fee. Includes plentiful art materials to use, handouts / readings, tea and coffee, snacks
Early Bird Special $250 + booking fee (book before 30th November 2016)
Low income / student subsidised place (2 available) - $220
This price also includes a small individual art kit that each participant will use throughout the sessions and keep at the end of the program.
Venue – lovely peaceful space in an old building with character and charm.
What other participants have said
'I’m very grateful for having the chance to do this art course and explore all the techniques. There is no judgement, people in the class are open to accept. It’s a great space to let go and release stress from the day / life. Every week has been great and I would love to continue my art journey after the course finishes.' – Miki
'I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to try new / creative ways of expressing and exploring aspects of their life. Really lovely series, so well and warmly facilitated by Jade with a great range of creative processes covering a diversity of thought-provoking themes.' – Jenni
'Finally found a space that made me feel like I was truly doing something for myself. The art therapy group with Jade was inspiring, creative, liberating and nourishing. It was wonderful to share feelings and experiences with other women through art, and I enjoyed experimenting with every technique we used week after week.' – Valentina
'I chose to join the group to reconnect with art making and wellbeing. The best thing about being in this women’s wellbeing group was the support of the women, exploring themes together, the quietness of the activities, setting aside time for myself. I would recommend this group to women who want to find time for themselves, who want to relax and at the same time ‘make something’ that expresses their creativity.' – Lana, Sydney
We understand that sometimes the unexpected happens. For that reason we will allow participants to send another person on their ticket, should they not be able to attend themselves. No refunds will be made from 1 week before the course begins. The only exception is in the case of medical emergency with documentation.
Please text the faciltator if you are running late as the front doors are closed once workshop commences.
Please note also that unfortunately this venue does not have wheelchair access and all access to our level 1 room is via a staircase. If you have access or mobility issues but would like to participate please let me know as I can in some circumstances arrange workshops for private groups at an alternate venue.
This event requires 6 participants to go ahead. The workshop will be confirmed one week prior to the workshop date. Should numbers be insufficient, the workshop will be cancelled at this time and a full refund given to all participants.
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
Jade Herriman (Dip TAT, BSc and MSocSci) is a transpersonal art therapist and coach. She draws on over 15 years experience working in government and higher education as a sustainability professional, researcher and facilitator. Jade integrates the principles of client centred counselling and group facilitation with art therapy processes and her own experience of creative practice. Jade holds a variety of events within organisations or for the general public and offers one on one art therapy or coaching, either face to face or remotely.