So...What Is Art Journalling??

And why is it good for our wellbeing?

We think of a journal or a diary as somewhere we give 'voice' to our inner most
thoughts and feelings. Often things we wouldn't normally discuss with others.

Artists however use journals to keep a note of drawings, ideas for paintings,
photos etc - basically anything that inspires them - all in one place.

So imagine combining aspects of your personal journal/diary with mindful art techniques - doodle drawing, pointillism (dot painting), collage or even adult colouring - to create beautiful, mindful art journals that are personal and unique, giving you something positive to focus and reflect on.

This approach - using art as therapy rather than art therapy - can work well for those
dealing with anxiety, depression or other stress related conditions.

Check out some of our students work below:

Welcome to the Art Journalling for Wellbeing Group based in Wokingham, Berkshire. 

 

We are here for anyone who is curious about how art can boost our health and wellbeing. 

 

Our group started back in 2019, after some fun college courses 

in the Wokingham area got people interested in a more regular get-together. 

 

Then, well, Covid happened and things changed a bit. 

 

We've got a monthly in-person session happening locally, with plans for more as we move through 2024. 

 

Plus, every Wednesday evening, there's a Zoom class you can jump into from the comfort of your own home. 

 

And if you're looking for a deeper dive, we offer a 6-week Zoom course where we explore our most popular topics. 

This course can also be adapted for in-person groups if that's more your style. 

 

Ready to join in the fun? 

 

Tickets for our 

 

Monthly Wokingham Meet Up

 

Weekly Zoom Class

 

6 Week Course 

 

can all be booked through Eventbrite. 

 

Can't wait to create some art and good vibes with you!

FAQs
 

What facilities are available?
Our monthly Saturday afternoon group meets at Wokingham Library which is
now located in the new Carnival Hub on Wellington Road.

There is ample parking & it's also close to public transport links.
There is also a Costa coffee bar on-site meaning you can
get your caffeine hit at the same time if you wish!

What materials do I need to bring?
Any art materials that you like working with. We do provide basic materials such as
paper & pencils etc but most students prefer to bring their own stash!

As no one student has the same materials we ensure all sessions are
achievable for all students regardless of the materials they like using.

Do I have to be good at art?
No! Please don't worry that you aren't able to draw.
The projects & techniques we use can be tailored to meet
everyones abilitiies, meaning they are achieveable for all. 

 

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