Sat, Feb 25|
Wellspring Covenant Church
February PAINT POUR event
Join us and learn how to use paint pour as a grief tool. Studies show that art is an effective way to decompress and relax. The aim is to manage behaviors, process feelings, reduce stress and anxiety, and increase self-esteem. Lunch will be provided.
Time & Location
Feb 25, 2023, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM HST
Wellspring Covenant Church, 99-900 Iwaena St, Aiea, HI 96701, USA
About the Event
Fluid painting is an incredible medium that combines the meditative, therapeutic, and stress-relieving benefits of mindfulness with the creative aspect of art. The mixing, stirring, sorting, layering and pouring provides repetitive movements that naturally lends itself to meditation. We let go, relax our body, focus on the seemingly simple steps we follow, and time passes without our noticing that both our body and brain relax.
In grief, learning to disconnect from the world of work is incredibly important for mental wellbeing, stress management, and sleep quality. Fluid painting requires the artist to let go and allow the movement of the paint to dictate the final product.
Perfect for kids, parents, teens, and everyone in between, this easy and accessible art form is a fun way to make something that looks amazing while also taking some time out to nourish your mental wellbeing.
They say a picture says a thousand words, and painting can be a hugely cathartic experience, allowing you to access feelings buried deep within your subconscious.
Painting can also help us deal with grief feelings by giving them a physical shape, removing the anguish involved when keeping feelings hidden. This is why psychologists often prescribe art therapy for patients who have suffered psychological trauma: it helps to release emotions in a safe, non-threatening environment.
By learning to better express yourself, through the medium of art, painting can be an act of self-care that supports your emotional wellbeing.
“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” —Thomas Merton
NOTE: Please wear clothing that you may not mind getting paint on. Please find street parking as there is not lot. Mahalo!