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ART FOR LIFE

CREATIVE WELLBEING WORKSHOPS

ART FOR LIFE  is a series of creative workshops that include painting, drawing, words and movement.


We focus on using the imagination and understanding how engaging in the arts can help us develop skills to reduce stress, reinforce playfulness and gain new insights.    


The sessions aim to enhance people’s wellbeing by engaging as a group in structured creative activities, run by a qualified and experienced practitioner.   


You will be guided through the art-making experience where you are encouraged to find your own meaning in your work as you bring your 'art experiments' to life.


There is no need to be ‘good’ at art as there is no end result - the emphasis is on taking part, learning something new and having fun in the process.    

Each week we will explore different techniques and exercises including:

Colours and Emotions

Paint how you feel

Mapping the body

Drawing your body map

Phenomenology

Painting an image in the here and now

Imagination

Paint an image of your future

Words

Painting a poem

Creating an art journal

Think about your life story

Collage

Symbol and metaphor

Empathy

Painting an image together

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ART FOR LIFE - SOLO SESSIONS FOR ADULTS OR TEENS

For Adults or Teens over 16.  These sessions are tailored to the individual, to help facilitate change.  Bringing awareness of how you are in the present moment, to support making healthy choices and steps towards a purpose-filled, happier future.  As part of the therapy we make use of painting, drawing and other creative processes to communicate and gain new insights.

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ART FOR LIFE - PARENT AND CHILD SESSIONS

For parents and children, especially teenagers, using the arts as a language to help ease tension, reinforce playfulness, open up balanced communication and  understanding. We focus on how using the arts can help gain awareness and insight.

'ART FOR LIFE' TESTIMONIALS

Loved every minute of the classes! Brilliantly guided by Milly, I had so much fun and learnt some new skills along the way. Would highly recommend, very relaxed and informal and just a lovely way to spend a morning.

Vicky

It was a great way to have some time out and do something together, just the two of us.  Neither of us are creative, but we were amazed how much we enjoyed ourselves and looked forward to the next session.  Milly was fabulous and we found the sessions really relaxing and fun.  It was like an effortless bonding experience, which was well needed.

Katie and Charlotte (Mother & Daughter)

Milly radiates positivity with a great sense of humour and makes paintings come alive.

Emmanuelle and Simon

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ABOUT MILLY GREEN


I launched Art Movement in 1995 as an art consultancy and dining club, representing and exhibiting around 80 contemporary artists in the UK and around the world.  I then ran my gallery for 5 years and now continue to represent my core 5 leading artists. 

Following two years art therapy training,  (Advanced Diploma in the Therapeutic and Educational Application of the Applied Arts, Certificate in Counselling Skills and Certificate in Parents & Children at IATE, The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education), I have created, and personally deliver, Art for Life sessions using visual arts, as a language and to express emotion.  The sessions are designed for you to relax, have fun and immerse yourself in creativity, aiming to promote happiness and wellbeing, particularly in helping Parents and Teenagers reconnect.

Painting, drawing, mixed media, words and movement are explored to open up curiosity and imagination. 

I continually and consciously adapt Art Movement to suit the climate and believe that this type of exploration, Art for Life, seems more relevant now than ever. 

“Look at life with the eyes of a child.”

Henri Matisse

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“Colour provokes a psychic vibration. Colour hides a power still unknown but real, which acts on every part of the human body."

Wassily Kandinsky

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