Frequently Asked Questions
What is Expressive Art all about?
Expressive Art is a powerful modality that utilises the nonverbal language of art to foster personal growth, gain insights, and undergo transformation. It serves as a bridge between our inner world (thoughts, feelings, and perceptions) and the outer realities and experiences we encounter. This approach is rooted in the understanding that images have the ability to deepen self-awareness, enhance self-expression, and enrich our lives. Engaging in Expressive Art is not only a creative outlet but also an incredible support for our mental health.
Did you know that creative expression has been scientifically proven to have a positive impact on various aspects of health? It can enhance our physical, emotional, and cognitive functioning while significantly improving the overall quality of life. Furthermore, it offers a deeper sense of meaning and self-awareness. The benefits are truly remarkable!
Through a diverse range of creative activities such as drawing, painting, collage, colouring, sculpting, singing, and dancing, Expressive Art provides a platform to express and explore the psychological and emotional aspects underlying our artistic creations.
What if I don't consider myself artistic?
In Expressive Art, the focus is not on traditional artistic skills, but rather on tapping into the creative side of the brain to express any obstacles that may be hindering your path towards your ideal day. It's not about producing a picture-perfect masterpiece; in fact, the messier the art, the clearer the messages from your heart can become.
What should I anticipate during an Expressive Art Experience?
Meaningful connections through the art expression process, leading to deeper insights into your own creative journey.
The joy and fulfillment that comes from engaging in the creative process while in dialogue with another.
Receiving safe and professional guidance in the realm of expressive arts.
Exploring how emotional pain may be limiting your ability to express your truest self, fostering a creative exploration of self-expression.
Gaining intuitive insights that extend beyond your personal thoughts, opening doors to greater inspiration.
Translating your emotions into visual form, creating a tangible and "felt" understanding of your inner world.
Discovering new avenues for describing your feelings through spontaneous art and connecting with the depths of your soul.
What does an Expressive Art Experience look like?
An Expressive Art Experience is where serious fun takes center stage. We embrace the joy and lightheartedness of the creative process while also creating space for deeper discussions about any personal issues that may arise. These issues can range from overcoming procrastination and perfectionism to building confidence in your creative endeavors. It's important to note that our focus is not solely on teaching you how to draw or paint, although we can incorporate those skills if desired. Instead, our primary goal is to empower you to express yourself authentically and discover your own unique artistic style, all while enjoying the company of friends, family, or colleagues in a fun and supportive environment.
Can I participate in an Art Therapy session with you?
Certainly! Let's walk through what a session entails. We begin by checking in with you and understanding how you're feeling, as well as any specific areas you'd like to explore right away. You will be provided with art materials that are suitable for the activity you'll be working on.
During the session, you'll engage in the creative process and have the opportunity to connect with your finished artwork, discovering the hidden gems within. We will discuss insights and strategies to promote positive thinking, effective behaviors, and emotional balance. If necessary, we may assign homework to further support your progress. In the case of online sessions, you can use whatever art materials you have available to you.
Do I need to bring my own art supplies?
Not at all, all art materials will be provided for you during our in-person sessions. However, if you have any personal favorites or preferred tools, you're more than welcome to bring them along.
For online sessions, please ensure you have some basic art supplies ready. This can be as simple as having pencils and paper on hand to participate in the creative activities.
What if I need to cancel my ticket to an event?
over 24 hours notice we can move your ticket to the next event.
under 24 hours notice - sorry, no refund.
How do I book and pay for a bespoke event?
Call/email to book and confirm your date and time required. Once details are confirmed, a 20% upfront deposit will hold your booking. The balance owing on your booking is due two weeks before your event.
What if I cancel my bespoke event?
Outside two weeks cancellation, all funds are returned to you.
Within two weeks, you forfeit your deposit, and any further monies that you have paid will be refunded to you.
Do I need to bring my own apron?
No, we will supply you an apron. Please wear paint friendly clothing!