A three session Group Art Therapy workshop series for people with Down syndrome.
Saturday 15 May 10am-1pm
Saturday 29 May 10am-1pm
Saturday 19 June 10am-1pm
Participants are required to attend all three sessions.
Down Syndrome Victoria
18/71 Victoria Crescent, Abbotsford, VIC 3067
About the event
This is an art therapy program for people with Down syndrome running over three Saturdays. Art Therapy uses creative processes such as art making, writing, drama, and movement to improve and enhance mental, physical and emotional well being.
Three Art Therapy sessions of three hours will be facilitated for ten people with Down syndrome with both individual and group therapeutic activities across all sessions. In each session participants will explore who they are as an individual as well as being part of a group. The group will explore both individual art pieces and contribute to a group art piece.
Morning tea will be provided at each session.
Please note – the dates are not consecutive Saturdays so be sure to mark them in your diary.
To register, please visit our online registration page.
These sessions will be hosted by Kerrie McDougall. Kerrie is a strength based and trauma informed practitioner. She has lived experience as a parent of a child with a disability and a carer for her husband with chronic health issues. For fifteen years Kerrie worked in the human services field, ten years as a parent support worker at the Association for Children with Disability, then as a case manager in various roles. Currently, Kerrie facilitates programs at the Very Special Kids children’s hospice, providing outreach art therapy sessions for NDIS clients and online art therapy sessions for adults with mental health, disability or health issues.