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Exploring Our Emotions Through Art and Mindfulness | 4 week course

  • Tutors: Mary Martin
  • Price:


  • Code: M258
  • When: 4 weeks on Mondays @ 4.30-6pm | 28th Sept - 19th Oct
  • Where: Artshed Arts Centre, Westmill Farm, Ware
  • Age Group: 6yrs-11yrs

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We are so happy to be able to bring back our unique Exploring Your Emotions Through Art and Mindfulness workshops.

During this difficult time it’s never been so important to help support or little ones and what better way to do this promote understanding through art and creativity.

This is an after school art club running initially for 4 weeks up until half term, 28th September – 19th October.

(we also have a 6 week block leading up to Christmas and you can book this separately with us.)

This course gives your child the opportunity to explore and understand their emotions and feelings and how to deal with them through reflection, creativity and sharing.

Some children come to this class because they love art, some are shy or suffer anxiety, some have ADHD or autism, all are welcome and differences are celebrated. Through our semi-structured, creative sessions the children will feel valued and supported and will be given time and space to be themselves.

Our therapeutic art course is unique, giving children time to explore feelings through creativity and is tutored by an experienced teacher and qualified arts therapist.

We run different projects each week, all designed to teach the children how to begin to understand their emotions, how to talk about their feelings (through the art making for some) whilst helping them to feel confident and supported within the group.

Some projects are repeated in different ways to help exploration and understand changing feelings.

Working with materials such as raw clay, plaster, canvases, paints, buttons, wire and glass can benefit the children in many ways, helping them develop different skills which are helpful throughout their childhood.

In the 1.5 hr session we start with a snack and then discuss any feelings or emotions the children might have had from their week, before working on the craft. At the end there is time for reflection and breathing exercises to promote calmness and reduce tension.

The group is small with a maximum number of 11 in the class of 6-11yr old children.

Parents are encouraged to leave the children while the workshop is on (we can provide feedback sessions for adults at a later date if requested) Our drop-in craft studio is open next door while the workshop is running so you are welcome to stay and have a cup of tea or coffee and even enjoy some crafts yourself!

What they should wear…..

We advise the children to wear some casual clothes you don’t mind them getting messy in.

Currently we can’t provide aprons, please could they bring an apron or art shirt to wear as we can’t guarantee they wont get paint on their clothes!

What the parents say…

“My daughter loved the classes and enjoyed a lot,
For the first time we did not have to persuade her to go back every week
which is amazing as we tried lots of different courses before for many years,
Please keep organising them we will be definitely booking again!” Anna Oct 2019
“O has been attending The Art and Mindfulness course now for over 18 months!
I think that’s testimony to the course! Each run of the course is on a similar theme but activities vary so he’s loved going each time. It’s a brilliant opportunity to talk about feelings, warning signs and strategies to support, whilst doing art activities to promote self esteem” Kate Oct 2019
Due to COVID-19 we have made some changes to make sure you feel safe in our environment.
Approved by trading standards, we are good to go!
*Our drop-in crafts won’t be open to the pubic whilst your workshop in running, this will ensure a limited amount of people on our premises and allows us to control this safely.
*We will be operating a One Way in and One Way out policy.
*Adults Please bring your own mask or visor and wear it while you are on the premises.
*Please sanitise your hands when you enter, sanitiser is provided to your right as you enter.
*Each child will have their own workstation, all seats are positioned 2 meters apart. Your tutor will advise you where to sit and they will provide you with all equipment and materials needed.
*Please bring your own apron or art shirt to wear if you would like to wear one.
*Please use the sink to wash your hands when you leave, ensuring social distancing when you do so.
We will arrange to move your booking to the next suitable date.
* we will be cleaning down all work surfaces after each workshop we run.
We look forward to seeing you soon!

If you require any more information, please chat to our friendly staff on 01920 466446 or email us enquiries@artshedarts.co.uk.

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