Art for Wellbeing

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Your facilitator for these sessions is Sally Swain (, artist, author, art therapist and creativity coach. Sally has a passion for working with carers and has been a carer herself. Sally recently presented Sowing the Seeds of Self-Care at the Carer NSW 2021 Conference. She has previously run creative wellbeing workshops with Carers NSW and is delighted to return with a fresh series.

With Sally’s expert guidance, connect with creativity in the community. Her simple, accessible art strategies are designed to release stress, calm your mind, shift your mood, bring fresh perspectives and re-boot your day.

Individual Workshop Descriptions

Week 1. What’s at Hand?
              Mobilise your hands for creativity as well as care
              Friday 26 November 2021, 10:00am to 11:30am
Week 2. Picture Story
              Allow shapes to wend their way across the page, telling a tale as they go
              Friday 3 December 2021, 10:00am to 11:30am
Week 3. Summer Fruit
              What’s fruitful for you in this bittersweet year
              Friday 10 December 2021, 10:00am to 11:30am
Week 4. Sanctuary
              Play with basic art materials to create your place of safety, peace                                            and groundedness
              Thursday 10 February 2022, 10:00am to 11:30am
Week 5. Art Balm
              Use art as meditation to calm your whole being
              Thursday 24 February 2022, 10:00am to 11:30am
Week 6. Be as a tree
              Connect with strength and interconnectedness in the ecosystem of you
              Thursday 10 March 2022, 10:00am to 11:30am
Week 7. Circle of Sustenance
              Draw forth the colours of support in your life
              Thursday 24 March 2022, 10:00am to 11:30am

Participants are encouraged to use coloured drawing tools, such as pencils or crayons. However if you only have a single pen and paper on hand, that will work too.

Each workshop will focus on a different theme. Carers may choose to join one session or participant in the series. Places are limited for these sessions.

The duration of this session is 1.5 hours.
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*The term culturally and linguistically diverse is commonly used to describe the diversity of language, religion, culture and ethnicity of people living in Australia.  

Registrations have reached capacity and are now closed.