Discover how art-making and a sense of creativity can be used as a tool for expressing some of the things that may feel hard to put into words.
Losing a loved one to alcoholism or addiction can result in complicated grief and emotions that are hard to express. The purpose of art-making in this session is to facilitate personal emotional healing, growth and greater understanding of the self through exploring art-making in a new and meaningful way. You will be encouraged to explore a variety of art materials and mark making techniques. No prior art experience is required, but a willingness to have a go is helpful.
The workshop takes place under the Treehouse studio, in a partially sheltered outdoor setting, so please dress appropriately for the weather. The setting is peaceful and the nature that surrounds it provides an abundance of inspiration for art-making.
You will have an opportunity to create your own artwork as well as work together on a group artwork. There will also be time for reflection and thinking together about the art-making process.
Participants in the Blossome Summer Self-care for Grieving Hearts programme will have the opportunity to participate in this session and together share a wonderful experience.
This session is not therapy, but is therapy informed led by an art therapist so it may have a therapeutic value to participants. Blossome aims to offer a formal art therapy Programme in the future. Blossome is not a crisis intervention service. We signpost to other services. Information will be provided at the session to ensure all participants feel supported.