Five Ways to Wellbeing Art Group:
a welcoming, weekly art group to support you in improving your mental wellbeing through art and creativity.
Presented by the Student Wellbeing Service
Held every Wednesday from 25th January to 1st March.
English Group: 10.00am - 12.00pm
Welsh Group: 2.000pm - 4.00pm
Meeting Room 1, Neuadd Rathbone, College Road.
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If you are interested, please contact us at email@example.com giving your name, university email address and student ID number.
Or call 01248 388520
Reflective Art Group:
Weekly reflective art sessions delivered in a welcoming environment to allow for self-reflection and well-being support.
Each 1-hour session offers a stand-alone art activity.
Participants can attend all six sessions in the series, or drop-in to individual sessions as and when.
Art materials will be available but if you have some personal materials, please bring them with you. (Please bring specified items, if you can, to the Positivity Portfolio* session.)
No previous art-making experience needed, a warm welcome to all.
Thursdays, 10-11am, Neuadd Rathbone
If you are interested, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org giving your name, university email address and student ID number.
Kintsugi (golden joinery) is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise. We will use this as a metaphor for life and resilience during a drawing activity which will explore our past resilience.
23/02/23 *Positivity Portfolio:
Barbara Fredrickson, a leading researcher in positive emotions, recommends creating a range of physical portfolios of objects and mementos to evoke particular positive emotions such as pride, joy and amusement. Collect items together such as music, photos, gifts, letters, ephemera and bring with you to the session (if you are comfortable in doing so), to start compiling your own portfolio using the art materials available.
2/3/23 Neurographic Art:
A brief introduction to neurographic art, developed by a Russian psychologist, artist, and architect, Dr. Pavel Piscarev in 2014. The technique invites us to draw freeform lines on paper, called neurolines. As the line travels across the page, it encourages us to relax and can act as a form of meditation as the pen creates line and shape.
9/03/23 Paper Cut-Out Image:
Artist Henri Matisse started ‘carving into colour’ in his late sixties and created a series of spectacular cut-out images. It is believed Matisse started to create art in this way due to ill health where painting had become too difficult. A challenging period drove invention and a determination to persevere with creativity. During this session we will ‘draw with scissors’ and create individual paper cut-out images of our own.
Practicing gratitude is known to have a positive impact upon our wellbeing. It helps our minds to focus on what we have as opposed to what we do not. This art session we will use a variety of art materials to create a personal gratitude container.
23/03/23 Mandala Pebbles:
Make your own mandala by painting a pebble to keep. In the ancient Sanskrit language of Hinduism and Buddhism, mandala means “circle.” The psychoanalyst Carl Jung believed that the mandala represents the Self and that drawing a mandala gives a person a sacred space to meet that Self.
Emotional Regulations Skills Workshop
23rd November 2022 (spaces still available)
2.30pm - 4.30pm
Facilitated by: Endaf Evans, Student Counsellor & Sioned Evans, Mental Health Practitioner.
Meeting Room 1, Ground floor, Neuadd Rathbone, College Road, Bangor.
For more information/reserve a space, please contact: email@example.com or over the phone to: 01248 388520