MINDFUL ART : A Mindfulness and Art Therapy Workshop
Sadia Saeed Raval
What if you drew and coloured what came to you in the moment?
What if no expression of art from you could be a mistake?
What if there was no right way to do it?
What if there were no erasers?
Whatever you express then is just who you are and how you feel, in the moment. This bare connection with yourself is what we hope to bring to you through our art therapy workshop-
Mindful Art: A No Eraser Art Therapy Workshop
Spend a day making intuitive art with yourself. A day of expression, introspection and awareness. A day of just being you.
This workshop blends the concept of being mindfully present with artistic expression.
This workshop is for anyone who wants to experience the art inside themselves, in a silent, encouraging safe space. No prior experience of art is required!
Watch our team do a mindful art therapy workshop and read about their experiences
Know more about Art and Mindfulness
Mindful Art Therapy Workshop Details:
Date: 16th November
Timings: 10:30am to 4:30pm
Venue: Tangerine Arts Studio, 9 Rukhsana, Near Pooja Casa, In line with Barbeque Nation, Dr.B.R.Ambedkar Road, Pali hill, Bandra ,Mumbai, India
The fees for the art therapy workshop also includes:
All necessary materials for the workshop
A personal Art Kit ( minus the eraser!)
Morning and afternoon tea and snacks
(For Lunch: You can bring along your own lunch or you can eat nearby at the various eating joints around the studio. )
Kunjal, is a psychotherapist, with a practice of eight years. Both art and mindfulness have been important aspects of her life, although she has had no formal training in art. Her involvement with art comes from “time spent with paintings, lots of doodling in every inch of my school books, through weird nail art and little unusual ways to accessorize in college” .
Of art she says:
“I find words are not always enough or efficient in helping express the inner experience. And when it comes to difficult emotions or situations or both, there are aspects of our mind that work against our own knowing. Inhibition-free but involved doodling, sketching, painting, and other forms of art, help assimilate problematic, emotionally difficult things; help us vent; and get the healthy and much needed release. . Anything that’s creative, that breaks known and used associations in mind is helpful. It’s not just cathartic, I’m willing to bet, it makes our minds sharper.Plus it’s fun!”.
Experience with Mindfulness:
She has been involved with meditation and mindfulness for the past 6 years. As a therapist, she emphatically states, “Problems in life need our attention, not our preoccupation!. Through mindfulness, once we learn the art of being in the present and learn how to deal with the obstacles towards this process, there’s no going back! Even if one loses touch with the practice for some time, the experience of being non-judgmental, open and in the present, without analysis cannot be forgotten: it’s an experience.
Mindful Art Workshop Plan:
While you create something that is an expression of you, the workshop will include space for mindful introspection, reflection and discussion of your experience with the facilitator and the group. Often contemplating and verbalizing of feelings and sensations that emerge as a result of art therapy help to further internalize its benefits and insights.
10:30am to 11:45pm: Introductions and Art Exercises
11:45pm to 12:00pm- Tea Break
12:00pm to 1:00pm- Art Activity
1:00pm to 2:00pm- Break for Lunch
2:00pm to 3:00pm- Art Activity
3:00pm to 3.15pm- Tea Break
3:15pm to 3:45pm- Relaxing Art Activity
3:45pm to 4:30pm- Art Exercise and Conclusion
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Tel: +919833985538 (Monday to Friday, 11 am to 7 pm).
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“Sometimes you just need a break. In a beautiful place. Alone. To figure everything out.” -Lara Reah
Image Credit & Artwork by: Anusha Manjani