september, 2022

wed07sep1:00 pm3:30 pmArt and Self - Creative WorkshopLifelong Learning Festival1:00 pm - 3:30 pm Caroline Springs Library & Learning HubProgram Type:Art and Crafts,Lifelong Learning Festival,Special Events & ForumsPrice:Free Event TagsAdult Learning,Community,For Men,For Women,Lifelong Learning Festival,Seniors,TeensFree2.5  hours


How can creativity invite a different way of being in our lives?

Work with art therapist Andrea Neresian in this unique workshop inspired Jungian psychology principals and Julie Zapasa’s current exhibition Anima Animus. This is not your average art class, but an opportunity to embrace your curiosity and creativity and learn how art making can be a useful tool for learning about ourselves. This workshop will focus on exploring your own individual self-expression without emphasis on the final product and provide you with an insight into how art making can be a valuable tool for maintaining personal wellbeing and strengthening an understanding of our selves.

“Journeying between earth and heaven, joining one to the other, the soul understands the language of poetry, the language of metaphor, which integrates the image with feeling, mind and imagination.  The metaphor, or the symbol, heals because it speaks to the total person. For this reason, Jung believed that the contemplation of dream images was the pathway to wholeness…. without the metaphor, the mind may be fed but the imagination and heart go hungry.”-Marion Woodman

About Andrea Neresian

Andrea has over 15 years of experience working a Creative Arts Therapist in Melbourne, Australia and has her MA Therapeutic Arts Practice and Grad Dip Transpersonal Art Therapy.   Weaving her passion for human experience with creativity, she finds her joy comes from cultivating curiosity and compassionate inquiry.  Her own arts practice embraces mess making through painting, repurposed books, and encaustics.  Originally from Eugene, Oregon in the United States, she grew up around nature, creativity, art and open minds.  Currently she works for Windana Drug and Alcohol recovery running individual and group art therapy sessions as well as her own private practice in Belgrave, Victoria.

Image Credit: Atelier Unes


2.5  hours

Program Format

This is a free event as part of the 2022 City of Melton Lifelong Learning Festival, presented by Melton Arts and Culture.


Melton City Council: Arts and Culture

Health Guidelines for this Event

Other Health Guidelines Participants are encouraged to wear a face mask at this event and follow all other Covid-safe practices including using the provided hand sanitiser, remaining physically distanced where possible and not attending if you are unwell.

SDGs for this event:

This program/event seeks to address the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's).

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