About The Project…..
Upon enrolment of our courses, all of our students are invited to be part of our exclusive Art Therapy community. Here is where you can share and support one another as you experience your own Art Therapy journey.
This weeks community project was titled: “Creating Your Very Own Mystical Creature”
Instructions For Completing The Project:
Using any form of materials and in the style of your choosing, create a mythical creature that represents yourself and character.
The only rule is to allow your imagination to run wild!
After being voted the winner by her classmates, we invited Savannah, to share with us, her own art therapy journey and her experience of studying with us.
Artist name: Savannah Corbett
My journey as an artist:
It’s only in recent years that I’ve labelled myself as an artist, but I’ve always been creative. I learned early on that being creative brings me calm, helps me process emotion and events, brings me joy.
I had a challenging and nomadic childhood around Australia with my parents, and later on with my mum and stepfather. When I was 14 I decided to leave the christian cult that my family was involved in, and that meant also having to leave home. As I navigated entering adulthood, creativity, in particular art journaling, became fundamental to staying mentally and emotionally healthy.
As I explored art journaling, crocheting and textile art, and sculpture, I began sharing the skills and techniques with others in New Zealand in 2001. When we returned to Australia in 2004, this grew into running regular art sessions for women, and since 2015 art sessions for children.
My focus has always been on the process, as opposed to the finished product, with an emphasis on building positive self-esteem and empowerment. I encourage those in my sessions to see art and creating as an adventurous exploration open to everyone.
I currently live with my two kids on the south coast of Western Australia. The vibrant arts community and the stunning environment, offer plenty of inspiration for my continued artistic journey.
Title of your artwork:
Wolf Woman 2018 – Oil pastel on black paper
What was your inspiration behind your winning piece?
Wolf Woman was inspired by Women Who Run With the Wolves.
As I ruminated on the week’s theme, I kept circling back to the wolf and the idea of having the heart of a wolf – or in this case, literally being the heart of the wolf. Being led by instinct and the cycles we go through, fully immersed in nature, and embracing that duality and the animal part of myself. A combination of the primal and the feminine.
What’s your favourite medium and style of art?
I enjoy a wide variety of mediums, including crochet, acrylics, watercolour, clay, collage, mixed media, and Sharpies. But my favourite medium in recent months are oil pastels. I love their vibrancy, portability, and hands-on experience of layering and blending.
Courses I’m enroled in:
– Art Therapy for Self Healing