The Mindful Art Club are heading to Awenek Studio to host one of our art for wellbeing sessions. This event is free, and there are two parts to the session with options to bring your own packed lunch or just come to the morning or afternoon. Please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org or text 07931457386 to confirm your space.
THURSDAY, 10 SEPTEMBER 2020 FROM 10:30-14:00
They have an indoor outdoor socially distanced space but are keeping numbers to five participants morning/afternoon. The Studio is based at Maker Heights, a beautiful and picturesque hilltop location that serves the communities of Millbrook, Kingsand, Cawsand and Cremyll.
Awenek Studio CIC is a hub for all those artistic people or anyone who wants to have a go at the joy of being creative together.
Want to improve your mental health, make new social connections and learn some fun new ways to cope with stress?
It could be time to try Mindful Art Club!
Some of the issues being tackled in our community mindful art groups are social isolation and poor mental health. We address these problems by using creative activities to make it easier for clients to engage in meaningful conversations. Often when depressed or anxious people are put in a position where they have to talk about how they feel, it’s the last thing that they want to do. In our art groups they have a place where there is something slow and steady to do, and there is no pressure to talk about anything. We find in our groups that as people begin to trust each other, they open up about how they feel and get support and identification from the rest of the group.
Two of the most common mental health issues are anxiety and
depression. Research shows that the activities of mindfulness and art can be
more effective than antidepressants and counselling. Author of ‘Lost
Connections’, Johann Hari, believes that to help people change their lives they
have to have a connection with other people, to find meaning and purpose.
Being in a supportive group builds up self-esteem and confidence. We do a different art project each week, and trying new activities has been proven to be good for our wellbeing and emotions, (in a survey by BBC Arts 2018). The same survey said that nothing beats taking part in art classes that involve face to face social interaction for people’s mental health.
So, our community groups give people the opportunity to share their feelings, practice mindfulness, create art, relax and chat. Mindful art club:
Want to be a part of a collaborative art piece, that records our time in lockdown?
Want to feel more connected and together, even though we are separate?
Do you enjoy doodling, but fear that you have no talent?
Just draw yourself looking out of the window!
There is no artistic ability required for this project. You just have to be willing to join in and have fun. You will need a piece of plain A4 paper, and whatever you like to draw or paint with. Send us a message through our contact page, or send us a photograph of your drawing through our Facebook page.