"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once you grow up." - Pablo Picasso
The Creative Playground is a holistic session that integrates therapeutic art techniques, yoga principles and meditation with colors and music – creating a playful way to spend quality time together as a whanau.
Creating art enhances people’s ability to make their own decisions in a variety of ways. Supporting true self-expression enables them to connect with each other in a non-verbal interaction.
It gives them the strength and courage to accept their own feelings and thoughts, discovering new things about themselves and their emotional space. It helps them to be steady and centred.
During our classes the creative process is more important than the product. Nowadays, we are used to the fact that making art involves having an end result, something to look at. However, The Creative Playground, product and process have a different value, but both have a great impact on our healing experience. It is possible to create just for the sake of creating. The process of being active itself, can be healing and therapeutic. The product can help the creators to give meaning to certain aspects of their lives that would otherwise stay invisible or abstract.