Create:Connect – A winter school to support mental health and wellbeing
Here at CoCreate we believe in the power of the arts to transform, to heal and to inspire. We also know how important it is to connect with other people, especially in these difficult times. That’s why we have set up the Create:Connect winter school, to help you explore exciting new ways to be creative and to connect with other people through the colder months.
If you feel that regular creative activities would benefit your well-being, and help you stay connected with others, we’d love you to sign up.
Art Journaling Course with Anna
- Friday mornings starting 27th November 2020 and run for 10 weeks with a Christmas break.
- Most sessions will take place on Zoom but we also hope that a couple of these will take place in a park or at the beach so we can take inspiration from the natural environment.
Why art journaling?
An art journal, or artist’s journal, is a place to record your thoughts, feelings and creative ideas in a visual way. Often combining both images and text, your journal will be personal to you, reflecting your style, tastes, thoughts and experiences.
Slow down, explore, experiment while connecting with new people.
Giving yourself time to work on your journal can be a helpful way to find focus and relaxation. This course will give you the opportunity to try different creative techniques, get absorbed in art making and have fun.
You will be using basic art materials and a range of papers, including scrap paper and stuff from your recycling; be prepared to rummage!
Some materials will be provided but others you will need to provide yourself, e.g. pencils, scissors, ruler.
Do you need help to take part?
To make these workshops as inclusive to as many people as we can please let us know any access needs you have when you sign up, and how we can help you to take part.
This might include regular reminders about sessions, support getting onto Zoom, a phone call to explain what to expect before we get started, or a discussion about how you prefer to communicate. If you have a key worker or need support staff, they are welcome to join our sessions to support you to take part.
Create:Connect Winter school is supported by Dorset Community Foundation