Join Us For Art Making

Need a break to unwind and relax? Interested in art therapy?

Facilitated by Bridget our Trainee Art Therapist, Join Us For Art Making is an open studio session (small group) to create art, explore art materials and connect with like minded people. 

What is Art Therapy?

Art Therapy is a form of expressive therapy that uses the creative process of art-making combined with psychology to improve a person's physical, mental, spiritual and emotional well-being. The holistic process can facilitate the exploration of thoughts and feelings, reduce stress, improve self-esteem and awareness and create alternative pathways to healing. 

Bridget is particularly interested in neuroplasticity and the potential to awaken various areas of the brain and strengthen neural pathways through the exploration of different materials and imagery and the impact this can have in areas such as pain relief, problem solving, cognition and functioning, to name just a few. 

How is art therapy different to art classes? 

Art therapy is all about the process, being curious and exploring the process of using art materials, rather than a perfect finished piece.

Art therapists are trained in counselling and draw from a range of theoretical frameworks and evidenced based practices to work with whatever may arise within the sessions. 

Art Therapy requires no prior art experience or skills; all abilities are welcome and materials are provided. Bridget works in an integrative and person-centred way and can tailor sessions to suit individual interests, goals and capabilities.

Private spaces, individual or bedside options are also available.  Please contact Bridget, our Trainee Art Therapist (details below) to set up a time. Sessions available on Tuesday and Wednesdays.

All Peter Mac patients, carers, family and friends welcome!

Currently ONLINE only.  Please register your interest on (03) 855 98265 or email [email protected]