Slow, Mindful Felting: connecting, feeling and wellbeing during the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak
Today, many people feel overwhelmed by sudden changes and uncertainties. To manage our wellbeing, crisis support organisations emphasise a 'calm approach' that incorporates mindful practices and creative pursuits in our daily routines.
Through creative activities, we can express our feelings and show compassion towards our family, friends, community, and the natural world. In this context, the connection between wellbeing and engagement with ‘slow’ approaches to creative making becomes more meaningful than ever. This workshop focuses on ‘slow’ needle felting and electronics to create an e-mushroom that encourages mindful and sustainable making.
DATE: Tuesday 8 June 2021, 10:00 - 13:00
Wednesday 9 June 2021, 10:00 - 13:00
PLACE: UOWMakerspace, 60 Squires Way, North Wollongong NSW 2500
(Park in the Science Space carpark for free)
SPEAKERS: Rachelle Balez, PhD Candidate, Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute, University of Wollongong
TIME REQUIRED: 3 Hours