Personal Shrine Making Workshop


enlarged shrines

People have created shrines for thousands of years to celebrate and honour connection to spirit, nature, significant people and important life events; in short, anything which holds meaning and deserves remembrance, such as:

  • Worship and Prayer
  • Love and Gratitude
  • Mindfulness and Meditation
  • Healing and Wellbeing
  • Birth
  • Death
  • Relationships
  • Creative Visualisations

Our lives have become so busy that we often forget or/and have difficulties to make space for what is meaningful in our lives.

In this workshop you get to explore what really matters to you whatever that may be and create your own personal shrine to bring that into focus.

You will learn how to create a beautiful shrine from a pre cut cardboard template which is quick and easy to assemble. We use mixed media to decorate and embellish your sacred space.

We explore together colour, symbols and imagery to enhance the meaning of you shrine. These processes are accompanied by group sharing’s and reflective self explorations.

Shrine building is a creative process which will inspire you, hopefully in an ongoing dialogue, to focus and remember and engage with your hearts voice. These shrines can easily be repainted and redecorated again as your focus changes.

Workshop Dates:

27th and 28th of August 2011

2 days, each day from 10am- 4pm

Cost $147

registration and workshop @  Tweed River Art Gallery

11VM303  Personal Shrine Making Workshop

This will start on: Sat and run for 2 sessions from 3/9/2011 to 10/9/2011 between 9 am and 4:30 pm


Other dates are possible and groups can be tailored to specific needs.

11VM304  Personal Shrine Making Workshop

This will start on: Sat and run for 2 sessions from 26/11/2011 to 3/12/2011 between 9 am and 4:30 pm


For bookings contact:

Byron Region Community College (02) 6684 3374 or

Introduction to Arts Therapy

Participants will gain a basic understanding of the principles of Arts Therapy and its uses in different contexts. We will engage in some simple examples of experiential, interactive processes to give you a little taste of different approaches in the field of Arts Therapy.

Saturday, 28th of May 9:30am-3pm Cost $61/Cons. $55 plus $5 for materials.

Contact ACE (Byron Region Community Collage) for enrolments Ph: (02) 66843374

School holiday workshops for children

Monday 27th   10am-2pm

Create your own special treasure box

(children need to bring photos of people, animal or objects which are important to them.

Tuesday 28th   10am-2pm

Mask painting. Create an animal or character you would like to be.

Groups are held in Brunswick @ mycrayonheart. Directions will be forwarded after enrolement.

More school holidays activities and information @

Introduction to Creative Arts Therapy

This course is offered through Byron Region Community College.

This six week course will give you a taste of how to use the creative arts as ways of knowing, encouraging self-awareness and creativity. It will give you a little background and understanding of this form of self inquiry and  understanding of its uses in therapy. Please contact the college for enrollment on 02 66 843374.

Dates 27th of May to 1st of July 9:30-1pm, Thursdays in the Byron Arts and Industry Estate. Cost Consession $199 Full fee $221

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Parent and Child Group

  • Strengthen your relationship through interactive, playful, creative activities.
  • Explore new creative activities you can share with your child.
  • Gain deeper understanding and respect for each others inner worlds.
  • Expanding your knowledge about emotional literacy.

Absolutely no artistic skills required

This group is for children aged 6-8 and their parents

Held once a month either Saturday or Sunday from 10am-2pm

Cost $70 total (for parent and child)

Bookings are essential.

Interactive Art Exploration Groups for Children

Interactive Art Exploration Groups for Children

In our society there is such an emphasis on our thinking process that we can loose touch with our bodies, senses and experiences, in short, lose touch with big parts of ourselves. This can greatly impair our emotional well being.
As it is important to develop awareness of all our senses, I use various modes of expression and different materials and techniques
e.g. painting, drawing, sculpting, movements and dialogue.

The groups offer a supportive and caring space for children to explore and express themselves in a playful and creative way.

The focus is on:

  • Experimenting with different materials and techniques
  • Process rather than goal oriented
  • Sharpen the senses, and learn about emotions
  • Gaining confidence and trust to create and express
  • Encourage creative imagination and thinking
  • Improving relational skills
  • The importance of being seen and heard

This group has grown out of a passion to encourage children’s natural curiosity and assisting them in developing a healthy, creative sense of self.

The groups are kept small so children get the attention they need.

Sundays or Saturdays 10am- 2pm Cost $50


Interactive Art Exploration Groups for Adults

Interactive Art Exploration Groups for Adults

Regular groups held every two weeks from 10am-2pm.

This is a small adult support group, which is a place to touch base with yourself and explore your inner world creatively. The essence of this group is exploring the joy of play and expanding your trust in your own creativity and ‘respond-ability’.

We engage in interactive processes, exploring experiential creative exercises, working in pairs and individually, providing a balance between sharing and painting.

We play mainly with paint and crayons, but also use other modalities like movement and somatic experiencing to deepen body awareness.

You will be invited to loosen what you think you know and connect to what you know you feel.

The focus is on the process and the enjoyment of it, not the end product.

Absolutely no artistic skills are needed.

The approach is playful, experimental, organic and non analytical, though this process can bring personal sensitive issues to the surface.

Cost $50/ Consession $40 (materials and tea provided) Bring your own lunch.

Bookings are essential. Phone Claudia on 66 846 543 or email using form in contact.