What is maker therapy all about?
Did you know that tapping in to your creative energy can improve your overall health and well being? It is well recognised that creative engagement can decrease anxiety, stress, and other mental health issues.
MakerSpace & co think that we all could do with a bit of a well-being boost. We've all been affected by what's been happening over the last two years; it's been tough.
This is why we're introducing a series of free creative workshops, in partnership with Inner West Council, that focus on mindful making, artistic self-expression and building social connections. Think of it as a creative tonic to pick you up.
Working with qualified art therapists, our Maker Therapy series is an opportunity for you to take a breath, practice some self-care and get to meet other people in a safe and inclusive space.
You'll get the opportunity to try activities that will stimulate your creative energy, and get lost in the flow of making, without the pressure of being outcome-focused. It is all about immersing yourself in the play, rather than focusing on the end result.
Discover your creative voice, and bring greater awareness and acceptance to body sensations as you work to create a small ceramic sculpture.
Using art therapy techniques, and the natural therapeutic qualities of clay, you will learn how to tune in to your body and senses to manage stress, regulate your nervous system, activate creativity, improve body image and bring joy to your vessel.
You will leave this workshop with self-care techniques to practice on your own, and a small clay sculpture as an embodied symbol of your time in the workshop.
No art-making skills are required, come as you are to explore and unleash your creativity.
Introduction and welcome
Reflection and sharing
Makerspace & Co's primary focus is to reduce the risk of community transmission and to protect your safety and wellbeing when you visit our workshop. It is vital that you DO NOT attend the workshop if you are experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms.
We have reduced class sizes in order to accomodate for social distancing. Please sign in upon arrival. Hand sanitiser is available. Please use masks at your own discretion.