Art for Anxiety
Using art in this way allows for expression, an outlet for unresolved tension, plus a tool to use in everyday life.
As part of this 6 week art programme, we will use mindfulness, discussion, interactive drawing therapy and forms of meditation, while exploring design, form and colour while drawing, painting and sculpture.
This workshop is about creating and expressing, and not a focus on the final product. An enthusiasm for art is helpful, to enjoy the programme, but skill and artistic talent is not required.
Mindfulness is a great way to slow down the over-anxious mind, that goes around and around in circles. It gives the mind purpose and allows the body to relax and de-stress.
Discussion is important to allow students to get to know each other and realise that they are not alone on this journey, nor are they powerless. Sharing experiences and having fun together is part of this work.
Interactive drawing therapy is a technique that allows students to discover more about themselves and identify their potentially destructive thought patterns. This brings an awareness and enables forward movement and change to take place. It is a powerful tool to gently allow greater perspective on life.
Meditation can be a challenge for many of people, but calming the mind and relaxing the body is a wonderful tool, when we make the time for it. It also allows us to connect better with our higher selves and allow freedom and creatively both in art and in life.
Studio 88, at The Art & Living Centre, 19 Anne Street, Wadestown, Wellington (Just a stones throw from Lower Hutt and Petone), has a relaxed and calm atmosphere with both indoor and outdoor spaces to work. Students are encouraged to make themselves at comfortable and help themselves to the materials available.
Please give me a call to discuss any questions you may have regarding workshops, classes or coaching. For further info on coaching, please refer to coaching teens section.
Nancy 027 276 2786
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Art for Anxiety
Renovations currently taking place in Studio 88
DATES: Yet to be advised 10.30 am - 3.30 pm
VENUE:19 Anne Street, Wadestown, Wellington
COST: $250 for 2 days $125 for one day
6 Week series
DATES: yet to be advised 3:30 pm till 5:30 pm
VENUE: 19 Anne Street, Wadestown Wellington
COST: $150 for 6 week term (includes materials) $30 weekly casual attendance
LIMITED NUMBER: 6 students per class