Express Through Paint 4 Week Emotion Art Therapy Programme for kids

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(4 x 60 minute weekly sessions)

Sunday 28th April - Sunday 19th May - 2:15pm-3:15pm

£80.00

Feel | Connect | Paint

Welcome to “Feel | Connect | Paint,” our transformative 4-week program designed for individuals aged 5 to 15. In this empowering journey, we harness the power of art as a tool for reconnecting with your authentic self.

Tailored to individual needs, this program invites you to explore a greater awareness and understanding of yourself through the expressive medium of paint. Emotion art therapy, a profound method of artistic expression, allows you to delve into your innermost thoughts and emotions, fostering mindful coping strategies for everyday life.

In our nurturing space, you’ll be guided and fully supported to unlock a new toolkit for release and self-discovery. Beyond the canvas, the act of creating art becomes a transcendent experience, fostering a deeper understanding of yourself and the world around you. Each week unfolds as a progressive journey.

Discover that painting is more than a beautiful experience; it’s a journey that positively impacts various aspects of life. Regardless of age, it encourages freedom of expression, releases inhibitions, and fosters understanding and connection.

Each of the 4 sessions is fully tailored to explore your emotions through art, utilizing visual arts for processing emotions and facilitating self-expression. The goal is to improve psychological well-being.

Benefits:

  1. Emotional Expression: Art provides a non-verbal and expressive outlet for emotions that may be challenging to articulate verbally. It allows individuals to communicate and process complex emotions in a creative and symbolic manner.
  2. Stress Reduction: Engaging in art-making can act as a stress-reliever by diverting attention from daily pressures and promoting a state of relaxation. The process of creating art can be meditative, calming the nervous system.
  3. Self-Exploration: Through the creation of art, individuals can gain insights into their thoughts, feelings, and subconscious mind. It encourages self-reflection and a deeper understanding of one’s inner world.
  4. Empowerment: Art-making provides a sense of control and empowerment, allowing individuals to make choices and express themselves authentically. This empowerment can extend beyond the art session into other aspects of life.
  5. Catharsis: The act of creating art can be cathartic, helping individuals release pent-up emotions and unresolved issues. This emotional release contributes to a sense of relief and mental clarity.
  6. Enhanced Communication: For those who may find verbal communication challenging, art offers an alternative form of expression. It can improve communication skills and provide a bridge for individuals to convey their experiences.
  7. Boosted Self-Esteem: Successfully completing art projects, regardless of perceived artistic skill, can boost self-esteem and confidence. It emphasises the process over the end result, fostering a sense of accomplishment.
  8. Coping Skills Development: Emotion Art Therapy equips individuals with healthy coping mechanisms. It encourages the development of adaptive strategies to manage stress, anxiety, and other emotional challenges as well as improving concentration.
  9. Improved Mood: Engaging in creative activities stimulates the release of endorphins, promoting a positive mood. The use of colours and artistic expression can contribute to an overall sense of joy and well-being.
  10. Connection with Others: Group-based Emotion Art Therapy sessions foster a sense of community and connection. Sharing and witnessing others’ creative processes can create a supportive environment for emotional exploration.

Emotion Art Therapy, with its diverse benefits, is a holistic approach that recognises the inherent connection between artistic expression and emotional well-being. It provides a unique avenue for self-discovery, healing, and personal growth.

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