Group Art Therapy for Adults Affected by Anxiety and Social Isolation

Course summary

This workshop invites you to participate in 3 different art-making exercises based on the intention of exploring our inner thoughts of anxiety, worry and isolation. We will be using mixed media (oil pastels, crayons, soft pastels, charcoal) to express ourselves.

The purpose is to reconnect with ourselves and others while trying to release any perfectionism.

We will explore and gain insight into our behaviours and thought patterns, to develop skills to cope with challenges such as stress, anxiety, and feelings of social isolation.

The group will be held in an open art room space, where participants are welcome to engage in conversation with other participants while they create.

No experience is required.
Suitable for everyone, particularly parents navigating parenthood.


What you will learn

  • how to switch off and reduce stress
  • improving your ability to communicate your needs and feelings in healthy ways
  • how to increase the sense of well-being and self-awareness, and decrease anxiety
  • meaningful self-exploration through therapeutic art

What you will get

  • a sense of community and reduced feelings of isolation
  • to connect with others with similar life challenges
  • the progress of other members can inspire and motivate members to make individual transformations

What you need to bring

  • apron or wear an old shirt

About the tutor

Miranda Lathouras is a registered art therapist and has forged a successful career as a secondary school visual arts educator with over 10 years of experience. Her ability to build rapport and client engagement helps to bring a sense of confidence and self-belief in her students. Miranda’s non-judgemental and supportive nature makes for an amazing tutor.

Course cost

COST: $50.00

Class availability: 9 PLACES REMAINING

Course dates

Tuesday 13 August
6.30pm – 8.00pm (1 session)

Book this course

To enrol in this course, fill out the form below. Remember to add the details of any other students who are part of your booking.

Please note: This class requires a minimum number of students to go ahead. For this reason, we encourage students to book at least 5 days prior to the course/workshop. In the unlikely event that we don't get enough enrolments, we may need to postpone to a later date or cancel the course/workshop. You will be advised via email or text prior to the class commencing.


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