Queer Social Footscray: Doodling and Sketching for a Sense of Calm with Felix

  • 16th May, 2024
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm (AEST)
  • Kindred Studios
    3 Harris St, Yarraville VIC 3013, Australia
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Mindful doodling is about using your hands to help you focus, learning a skill to quiet your thoughts, and drawing something silly- because art should be fun!

We’ll learn a mindfulness technique to help you decompress when stressed or have racing thoughts, and pair it up with learning to draw something cute and easy. By doing them together, it can be easier to focus on your art instead of solely on your thoughts, and it’s easy enough to do whether you have a canvas or the margins of your notebook!

No prior knowledge or art skills necessary.

This event will be half social chats with a bunch of
like minded queer people and half fun, educational and interactive
workshop.

All workshops are taught by queers, for queers.

What will we cover?

In this hands-on workshop we will explore:

  • What is mindfulness, and what’s it for?
  • The “5,4,3,2,1 senses” grounding technique
  • The secret to drawing a perfect cat!

What will I need?

  • All materials and art supplies provided, but if you have a preferred art book/sketch book or some favourite art tools feel free to ring them along. 

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair Accessible Venue
  • Gender Neutral Bathrooms
  • Discounted Early Bird Tickets
  • Free Tickets for First Nation Attendees
  • Auslan Interpreter Upon Request 

    Who will be teaching? 

    Felix (they/them) can be found with a coffee and sketchbook in cafes, parks, or
    their hammock at home. They split their time doodling, walking, and
    counselling queer and neurodiverse folks in their private practice.

    They’re hoping to find more spaces to combine art, mental health, and making friends!
    You can check out their art on their instagram or talk mental health and neurodiversity at www.unmasktherapy.com

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    Photo Teacher’s own work.

    Any other questions or ways we can assist with accessibility? Just email Maddy (she/her) at melbourne@lanewaylearning.com.