Navigating Unknown Waters Workshop
This is a Free online Art Therapy workshop, open to carers living in Victoria, who care for a loved one with a disability.
The workshop is presented by Art Therapist & Founder of Empowered Art Therapy and Kindred Art Space, Kerryn Knight, who invites you to contemplate and depict an image for your personal guidance.
The online workshop will provide you with experiential processes inviting you to create a narrative and depiction, using water symbolism to create a guide to navigate through life’s ups and downs.
During this live online course, you will be guided to:
- Depict a symbolic, watery course of your caring role.
- Create a dialogue with your art-making to define your strength and resilience, revealing what guides you.
This online event is free and open to Carers via Zoom and will be held:
Date: Thursday 25 November 2021,
Time: 10:00am AEDT
Register: Bookings are essential. Register in advance at https://www.stickytickets.com.au/0369X.
After registering your place, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the meeting.
“A life’s work is not a series of stepping stones onto which we calmly place our feet, but more like an ocean crossing where there is no path only a heading, a direction which is of itself is in conversation with the elements.”
– David Whyte
How does Art Therapy work?
Art Therapy focuses on the process of creating rather than an art outcome. Therefore, it is not about creating a ‘masterpiece’, nor is it about creating something aesthetically pleasing. Rather, it is about the process of simply expressing emotion and crafting tangible items of symbolic importance. By doing so, we have an opportunity to become more aware of our bodies and senses, harnessing the wisdom they hold.
The art created has a two-fold effect. On one hand, it acts as a release of emotion. On the other hand, the art acts as a visual representation of that emotion with which the art-maker can dialogue with to gain further self-awareness, or to simply find refuge in.
What you will need for this online course:
The list of materials below can be sourced at home, or your local supermarket or Officeworks store.
- Your choice of A3 or A4 paper to write/create on
- Your choice of coloured oil pastel, chalk, markers, pencils, or pens to write/create with.
For more information, please contact the FRSC team on 1300 303 346 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.