Where Art Thou?

On a chilly, wintery morning a couple of weeks ago, my friend Kate and I found our way down onto Kookaburra Street in Frankston and discovered Kindred Art Space.

We’d been invited down by the lovely Kez and with my background in Art Therapy and a keen interest in getting away from my kids, I jumped at the opportunity to dip my toe in the water (colours) again. Kez is a Transpersonal Art Therapist who has masterminded the Self Care Sundays workshops.

Want to skip the rest of this post and book yo’self in for a workshop? Visit Kindred Art Space here.

FYI: My friend and I were given complementary places in this workshop. All thoughts and terrible paintings are mine. 

Kindrid Art Space. 22 Kookaburra Street, Frankston.

Some questions we pondered beforehand which you may be asking yourself too:

Is it weird?

No. It wasn’t weird at all. The meditation portion of the workshop was conducted in front of a beautiful fireplace and I felt very comfortable in the small group of participants.

Is Art Therapy in the Woo-Woo space or the psychotherapy space?

Definitely the latter. Yes, we did create art in a silent room for two hours but no one burnt incense or tried to show me an angel card.

What if I don’t paint a masterpiece?

Then you are a normal person. Art as therapy is all about the process and not the product. While creating, you can ask yourself a series of questions which will shape your creation. It has something to tell you!

“I have something to tell you, Katie. Throw me in the bin.”

The workshop itself was made up of an introductory activity, a meditation, 2 hours of painting, some reflection and then a sharing/debrief at the end. We also all participated in a short labyrinth mediation.


Kindred Art Space is warm and inviting with coffee and tea making facilities as well as a bathroom. There’s an open fire, plenty of art supplies to choose from and lots of on-site inspiration to get the creativity flowing. You don’t need an art experience to engage in these workshops; just turn up with yourself and an open mind.


I walked away from the workshop feeling like that fire of indwelling had been ignited again. It has been so long since I spent time reflecting on….well, anything really. For me, it really cemented the fact that I need to commit to doing something for my own development and health every single day. And that I need to be responsible for giving myself that (because sure as shit, my kids are not going to serve me up some me-time any time soon.)

The next Self Care Sunday session is on September the 24th. Contact Kez on 0450 253 990 for more details.



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