Name It To Tame It: Mindfulness and Art For Anxious Teens

Name It To Tame It: Mindfulness and Art For Anxious Teens

Attention parents and teens! We’re noticing an upward trend in anxiety levels among teenagers. But don’t worry, we’ve got a fun, interactive solution that can help! Studies show that diving into the world of art and practicing mindfulness can do wonders. They can boost self-confidence, develop emotional smarts, improve our capacity to handle life’s ups and downs, both mentally and physically, and sharpen communication and problem-solving skills. Plus, they provide a healthy channel for expressing ourselves.

We’re inviting you to explore art, self-discovery, and mindfulness together. In a relaxed, friendly, and supportive setting, we’ll discover how our bodies and minds react to anxiety. We’ll learn how to promote mental and emotional wellness, strengthen our inner resilience, and pick up positive coping strategies. We’ll be exploring a bunch of cool art forms like collage making, drawing, comic art, beading, alcohol ink, Sumi ink marbling, Gelli-printmaking, and more. Don’t sweat if you’re new to art, beginners are totally welcome!

Teens will also get to create their own self-care kits, and we’ll be giving you a wealth of educational resources related to creativity, mindfulness, and dealing with anxiety that you can take home, and also share with your parents (if you want to). So, let’s get creative, stay mindful, and tackle anxiety together!

Ages: This course is open to ages 12-14.

Number of Spots: This is a small group course, so there will be a maximum of 8 participants.

Date: Mondays from 5:30pm-7:00pm. The course runs 8 weeks, from September 25th to November 27th. No classes October 9th or 16th.

Early Bird (Register by July 31, 2023): $300, GST included.
Regular Rate: $350, GST included.

Registration closes on September 18, 2023.

Refund Policy: Participants may withdraw up to September 11, 2023 and will receive a full refund. After this date, refunds will not be provided.

Location: Held in our art studio at #203 – 4840 Delta Street in Ladner.

Instructor: Meg Neufeld, Director of People and Culture and Creative Arts Facilitator.

What to bring: Please make sure to wear clothes that can get messy! All art products will be provided.

Registration: Online registration is available at the button below. You may also register by calling our reception at 604-283-7827 ext.0.