Arts & Wellbeing Workshop Series for Adults

Arts & Wellbeing Workshop Series for Adults

The Linenhall Arts Centre and the Flourish Project at the Family Centre Castlebar are delighted to team up once again to present the very popular Arts and Wellbeing workshop series.

It is a well-researched fact that creative engagement can impact positively on a person’s general sense of well-being. Through developing a love of music, poetry, movement, art etc. we can enhance our sense of joy and improve our health. This workshop series offers participants a chance to dip their toes in the water with a range of creative arts activities, meeting experienced artists who will introduce you to poetry, visual art, music and more. Join us for this opportunity to meet new people in a relaxed and enjoyable setting and to learn how connecting with our creative side can add surprising new dimensions to our lives and give us practical wellbeing tools to bring into our daily lives.

Mon 1 Nov Introductory workshop exploring wellbeing and creativity with Maura Horkan.

Location: Family Centre, Chapel St, Castlebar

8 November: Angelika Dunne will deliver an introduction to felting. Using a variety of

colours and natural wool participants will work with felting needles to create felt images of

their own choosing. Location: Community Arts Room, Linenhall Arts Centre

15 November: Peter Crann will factiltate a drumming workshop to include a fast moving

and humourous rhythm warm up, followed by percussion demonstration and instruction

involving ‘boom-whackers’, body percussion, and invigorating samba drumming. Location:

Community Arts Room, Linenhall Arts Centre

22 November: Artist Betty Gannon will deliver a beginners introduction to drawing,

exploring drawing materials and mark making. There will be opportunities to try out

drawing objects and guidance will be provided on working with tone, light and shade.

Location: Community Arts Room, Linenhall Arts Centre

29 November: Caitríona Nic Ghiollaphádraig will lead the group in a 5 rhythms dance

session. 5 Rhythms is a movement meditation practice that contributes to physical, mental

and emotional health. Location: Theatre, Linenhall Arts Centre

6 December: Poet and writer Alice Kinsella invites participants to join her in freewriting

exercises and activities with a focus on silencing the inner critic! The workshop will

celebrate the cathartic power of writing what comes to your mind. Location: Community

Arts Room, Linenhall Arts Centre

Pre-booking ESSENTIAL. Places are limited and booking is through the Family Centre online:

094 9025900.

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