January Children’s Workshops 2021

The Cr3ative Space is once again hosting children’s art workshops for the last few weeks of the school holidays. There are a number of workshops available for primary and secondary school aged children. Please note bookings close for workshops 36 hours prior to the event.   Watercolour Painting– Thursday 14, 9-10:30am (Grades 4-8) Watercolour painting […]

Mindfulness Through Art

This workshop aims to help children develop simple mindfulness skills to assist with relieving stress, managing emotions, building self-esteem, relaxation and resilience. This workshop incorporates a variety of mindfulness strategies and mindful art that children can use during their everyday lives.   Details: Cost: $50 Who: Children aged 6-12 years Where: The Cr3ative Space, Varsity Lakes […]

Mindful Kids/ Mindful Teens

Mindful Kids/ Mindful Teens will focus on helping children and teens develop mindfulness skills to assist with relieving stress, managing emotions, building self-esteem, relaxation and resilience. Put simply, mindfulness is a way of training yourself to pay attention in a specific way to what is happening right now.  It is about observing your thoughts, feelings, bodily […]

How To Take An Internal Selfie

When was the last time you took a selfie? How many photos did you take before you found the one that looked “just right?” When was the last time you took an “internal selfie?”   I like to use this idea of an internal selfie with my clients.  I get them to draw an outline […]

Gratitude

Gratitude… This seems to be the word being bandied around a lot lately.  But what is gratitude and why is it so important? Vocabulary.com defines gratitude as a feeling of thankfulness and appreciation.  So why is this feeling of thankfulness and appreciation so important? Positive psychology researchers have been studying gratitude and they have found […]

Back to School Blues

How to help with the “Back to School Blues”

It’s a couple of weeks into the new school year.  The kids are back at school.  They have settled into their new classes, met their new teachers and reconnected with their friends.  Things look like they are going well. Then, out of the blue (or so it seems) the tears start, the tummy pains and […]

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How Art Saved Me

“Creativity is what helps me escape a lot of my inner demons.” – Demi Lovato A friend and I were talking recently and we got onto the topic of mental health.  Through our conversation we discovered that we both suffered from anxiety.  She encouraged me to share my story, as we had both found comfort […]

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Individual Art Therapy

The Cr3ative Space- Gold Coast offers individual art therapy for adults and children. Sessions are tailored to suit the needs of each individual so that you can explore the creative process, gain insight, connect with yourself in new ways and find empowerment to be your authentic self.  Art therapy can be a very powerful way […]

5 Ways We Benefit From Being Creative

Why do people create? There are so many answers to this question, but the underlying theme is that we create because it makes us feel good! Researchers are continuing to study the effects and benefits of creativity.  They are proving what artists have known for centuries, that the pursuit of self-expression is good for our […]

What is Art Therapy?

I am often asked “What is Art Therapy?” So to answer this question, I have tried to sum it up in a few short paragraphs.  Art therapy is much more than the current trend of adult colouring books would have you believe. It is a form of expressive therapy that uses the creative process of making […]