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Ecology for Self-Care and Healing
May 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join Art Therapist & CHECK-IN Peer Worker Janel, and Poet & CHECK-IN Peer Worker Frankie, for an arts workshop around nature and connection. We will spend time making art, and reflection through community conversation and individual reflection.
Our intention is to create a space where all folks with lived experience can use the space as an opportunity to explore nature, through arts making, in a supportive, creative environment centered around wellness and community.
Individually we will each create an artistic representation (no artistic experience is required). We will also explore in small groups through conversation prompts.
This session is available to folks who have experienced mental illness or distress, are living in Victoria, and aged 18+.
To prepare for this session you will need:
– To Consider a place in nature that you feel connected to & appreciate
– Explore your surroundings & Gather objects that remind you of this place that you are happy to use in arts making . If you’re unable to venture outside, gather pieces of nature within your space, eg via pictures, noting down memories of outdoor spaces or places, materials that began in nature (thread, toilet paper roll).
– Bring Any other arts materials you’d like to work with
– Bring A pen/paper
– Device such as a smart phone, tablet or laptop connected to the Internet