Weaving Memories [Berlin]
Exploring spontaneous weaving as a means to explore our inner narratives. Berlin based Weaving Memories is an initiative reclaiming and spreading traditional craft and storytelling as ways to explore common roots and cross borders and cultural frontiers.
Facilitated by Roshni Bhatia, Art Therapist
MutualAid India Fundraiser
A series of 2 sessions, part of an art based support circle for people to find solace during the uncertain times.
Some of the participants share their experience of the session 〰️•
“it’s best to pause for a few minutes to focus and find clarity in my thoughts. I learnt to find inspiration in things around us”
“Through the workshop I had fun, learnt about the felt sense and how art can guide us”
“I learnt that when I’m expressing myself, it doesn’t
Facilitated by Shulian Lee, Art Therapist
Inter-University LGBT Network
In Feb 2021 we facilitated a slow stitching workshop with young adults, as part of a Mental Health Campaign, by Inter-University LGBT Network. The workshop was subsidised to encourage young people to develop healthy coping mechanisms.
Facilitated by Xu Ning Boo, Art Therapist
Intuitive Painting | Park
We facilitated an intuitive painting session on an early Sunday morning at Bangalore's vast Cubbon park space.
Facilitated by Roshni Bhatia, Art Therapist in collaboration Gayatri Ghorpade, Abstract Artist
Art therapy for reducing stress and anxiety (in commemoration of World Mental Health Day 2020)
Wellbeing workshop for students of Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) to aid their constant adapting to changes and facing multiple uncertainties in their studies.
Faciliated by Yoko Choi, Xu Ning Boo, Art Therapists
Community Engagement and Art Exhibit
We interacted with various generations to reflect on Singapores Hawker culture through art. Workshops were conducted via open calls, individual zoom sessions for elderly in care homes, physical workshop for students from LASALLE as well as community interactions at centres. The results were celebrated at an exhibit curated by FoundSpace. An archive of these narratives are also available for viewing online via the link below
Fit.Bengaluru Wellness Festival
For the first time, much needed mental health was part of a Fitness Festival! Working with clay through guided action, and sculpting personal interpretations of a container.
Participants shared how the session clarified misconceptions about Art Therapy, allowed for reducing their anxiety and staying present.
We set up a booth to raise awareness about art therapy and art for inclusivity. Here we facilitated activities such as printmaking and community weaving for children, caregivers, and everyone else in the community. We also had the chance to meet with Mr. Sam Tan, Minister of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Ministry of Social and Family Development. Many thanks to the Care Carnival Organizing Committee, Enabling Village, and Superhero Me for the opportunity to collaborate.
Nature Art for Self-Care
This workshop is part of a series of self-care workshops run for the Care Carnival 2019. Participants were invited to take a pause and find respite in nature. In creating with natural materials, we may feel more grounded and more in tune with our senses.
Art for Emotional Wellbeing
We conducted a session in Bangalore, introducing art therapy, with a focus on the mind-body connection, stress management and emotional expression.
In collaboration with arts counsellor, Nandini Yadalam
Mother-Child Bonding Workshop
During a school break, we facilitated an art therapy workshop with some mother and child pairs focused on bonding. A strong trusting parent-child relationship is a key element in nurturing joyful and resilient families. Therapeutic art-making can be a great way to strengthen connection and communication within dyad pairs, and have some fun in the process too!
Conflict Resolution Workshop
Conflict Resolution is a complex social skill that can feel abstract and hard to grasp, especially for persons with special needs. We worked with students at Metta School to strengthen their conflict resolution abilities. Through the concrete processes of art-making, we worked to foster greater understanding of social dynamics and conflict resolution strategies.
Transition Workshop for children with special needs
Transitions between phases of life can be difficult for everyone and especially so for persons with special needs. Through a series of 4 workshops, we supported students at Metta School in mentally and emotionally preparing to transition to life after graduating from school. Through art-making, we explored the sense of growing in school, connections made, emotional regulation, self-expression, dreams, and more.
Sustainable Weaving Workshop
Weaving can be easy, affordable, and sustainable too! During the Ground Zero Festival, we shared ways to create looms and weaving fabrics using upcycled materials and natural dyes. Participants of all ages engaged in the mindful process of making their own weaving patches which could be displayed as artwork, used as coasters, or turned into necklace pendants.
Upcycling Toys Workshop
At the Ground Zero Festival, we also conducted workshops where children and parents created their own unique new toys by creatively transforming and combining old toys. From ambulance to food truck, single cars to a mega-vehicle, jewellery beads to paper weight, lego girls to door stopper, old toys are given a “new life” with inspiring ideas! We were amazed and inspired by all these imaginative creations by the children!
Natural Dye Painting Workshop
During the Ground Zero Festival, we showed how paints can be made of sustainable and earth-friendly materials too. We conducted veggie dye painting workshops where we guided participants to made their own veggie dyes and then use it to create an abstract painting. With this drawn-out process, each colour feels more magical and painting becomes an even more sensory experience.
Weaving Craft Workshop
While in Brisbane, Australia, for a creative arts therapy symposium, we conducted a weaving craft skill-sharing workshop for fellow art therapists and art-enthusiasts. We shared with participants ways to create looms and weaving fabric using common items as well as a variety of fun weaving techniques.
We facilitated a stress-relief art therapy workshop for employees at a company in Singapore. Various directives were introduced to increase their understanding of stress and explore ways to regulate emotions for a healthy work-life balance. For example, participants were guided to notice where in the body they experience “stress” by giving a form using different artistic mediums.