Art therapy workshops are designed to assist people affected by trauma. The act of scribbling, object making and repurposing the past allows adults to objectively understand the signified state and reframe their emotional and mental outlook. The aim is to provide concepts and ideas on how art making can be beneficial in processing life’s difficulties.
As an engaging storyteller and inspirational thinker, Scott shares his story of using art as a tool to make sense of the long term effects of childhood trauma. Since 1994 his multidisciplinary practice has specialised in education programs and art therapy for private, government and institutional clients around Australia. Scott holds a Bachelor of Creative Arts from Southern Cross university.
This one-day workshop for women with Cancer focuses on Identity and explores how art making can assist mental and emotional health. Our Identity; how we see ourself, is often influenced by a set of changing circumstances, including trauma. This affects our self-reflection, changes to behaviour and disrupts our wellbeing.
Through thoughtful, easy to follow instructions, this workshop assists you to piece together your personal story using techniques that foster insight into healing. You will be provided with a selection of body shape templates and an eye-candy selection of materials to create a collaged expression of yourself while exploring your identity.
Art as Therapy
How to translate emotions into an artwork; working with the principles of how ‘Line’ and ‘shape’ can express how we feel.
Colour to Heal
Learn how to use colour in symbolism to create an emotive quality, a sign or message in your artwork.
Explore with materials and their tactile qualities that can symbolise how we feel about ourselves in our search for balance.
Learn to express yourself with a corflute body shape template and tell your story, full of individual meaning.
Dr Sally Butchers completed her fellowship in General Surgery and followed this up with 2 years of work in Glasgow and Portsmouth. Sally commenced her career as a Visiting Medical Officer with the North Coast Area Health Service (now Northern NSW Local Health District) in March 2008 and has enjoyed helping to care for patients from all over the north coast ever since.
She is an instructor on the RACS run Early Management of Severe Trauma and MOSES courses and enjoys sharing her specialist knowledge with GPs and registrars in these important areas of medical care and training. At a north coast local level Sally is a member of the Lismore Base Hospital Theatre Management Committee and the Trauma Committee and is involved with the local Breast Screening unit by participating in the surgeons’ roster for the assessment and results clinics. Sally participates regularly in the multidisciplinary team meetings which are all aimed at promoting better patient outcomes. She gave a talk at the Girls Night In event at St Vincent’s Hospital recently promoting Breast Cancer awareness in our local area. Sally is dedicated to staying up to date. She organised the Provincial Surgeons Association meeting in Lismore in 2015.
Recognising that a balanced life is important in being able to give the best to your profession Sally likes to keep fit, plays hockey, nurtures her creative side through mosaics and loves a stroll through the many colourful north coast markets.
Telephone: 02 6621 8277
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The next workshop will be held at Southern Cross University on the far North Coast of NSW.
Scott Harrower Design and this workshop is not affiliated with Southern Cross University.