Learn how very small art projects can help you through very difficult times

This is a tiny, bite-sized invitation to experience the power art-making has to help you feel better.

During this practical, hands-on art workshop you will be introduced to the therapeutic benefits of having a creative hobby. The session will begin with a brief introduction about how art helped Natalie during the first tender stages of her grief journey, then, you’ll be shown ways to make a ‘very small’ art journal.

“I know that in the aftermath of losing your person, life fluctuates between ‘extremely busy’ and ‘too quiet’. This workshop will prove that when you’re time-poor, ‘tiny’ art is a quick and effective way to take a break from your stress AND tiny projects are also a fulfilling way to get through those times when you have too much time on your hands.”

Discover for yourself how art can have a positive impact in your mood, even if you think you have no talent.

Participants will have the opportunity to create a personalised, miniature journal, and start filling up the pages, using simple/affordable materials and techniques.

Absolute beginners are welcome and all skill levels will be catered for.

About Natalie

Natalie Lynch is a creativity expert and advocate for using art as therapy. Combining her love of art, with lessons learned from her real-life experiences, Natalie founded Studio Yellow in 2016 where she runs unique workshops and programs, teaching adults how to reignite their creativity and make their own art for the therapeutic benefits.

Natalie taught in both primary and secondary schools, as a specialist art teacher for almost 30 years, giving her plenty of experience in supporting beginners as they explore art concepts and skills. She also understands the importance of nurturing and maintaining good mental health after her husband of 22 years, lost his battle to depression in 2009.

Guided by this life-changing experience, as well as her love of people, she is able to help others effect change in their lives by unlocking their creativity.

Natalie is a mother of two, a practising artist, art therapist and a bachelor qualified art teacher. She is passionate about improving lives by empowering people with art-making skills, teaching them how to express their feelings and emotions, and helping them unplug from technology and get back to making things with their hands.

In November 2023, Studio Yellow was awarded “Best Beauty, Health, Wellness and Fitness Business” in the inaugural Bayside Community Awards (by popular vote) recognising the huge impact Natalie is making on Mental Health and Wellness in her local area.

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