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NDIS - Art Practice

Regular art practice is like yoga for your brain and at Art Farmer ‘Open Expression’ sessions we provide the space, paints and equipment for you to flex and stretch your own creativity.

 

 

Or if you would like to try something different check out our beginner friendly ‘Photo Portraiture’ session and paint the ones you love the most ……even your fur friends.

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Why is regular art practice so important?

 

Engaging in regular art practice offers a multitude of benefits for individuals facing emotional and physical challenges. It taps into both left and right brain thinking, providing a holistic approach to healing. Our 4hr sessions include paints, mediums, brushes. giving you the freedom the work on your own artistic projects. Canvas of different sizes are available for purchase, or you are welcome to bring your own.

It is a fact that for those with emotional challenges, art provides a non-verbal outlet for self-expression. It allows emotions to be channelled and processed in a safe and constructive manner. This can lead to a sense of catharsis, reducing feelings of anxiety and depression. Additionally, creating art fosters a sense of accomplishment and boosts self-esteem, helping individuals regain a positive sense of self.

On a physical level, art practice encourages fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. This is particularly beneficial for individuals with physical challenges or disabilities, as it provides a means of expression that may not rely on conventional communication methods.

The process of creating art also engages both hemispheres of the brain. Left brain thinking involves logic, analysis, and structure, while right brain thinking encompasses creativity, intuition, and emotion. Balancing these cognitive functions through art can lead to enhanced problem-solving abilities and a more integrated thought process.

Moreover, art has a profound impact on stress reduction. Engaging in creative activities triggers the release of endorphins, our body's natural mood enhancers. This leads to a sense of relaxation and well-being. The meditative aspect of art-making also helps to shift focus away from stressors, providing a mental break and promoting a state of mindfulness.

In essence, art practice is a powerful tool for holistic healing. It addresses emotional, physical, and cognitive aspects of well-being, providing a therapeutic outlet for individuals facing various challenges. It encourages self-discovery, fosters resilience, and ultimately contributes to a more balanced and fulfilling life.

Connect your NDIS

NDIS participants can resister on ClassBento and book open expression sessions at Art Farmer – just $20 for a 4hr open expression session.

If you're self-managed, you can just book in classes directly - we'll automatically send you invoices upon receiving your bookings, which you can then claim with NDIS.

If you use a plan manager, click on the like below and register with ClassBento They will work with your Plan Manager and get you booked into our sessions.

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