Arts Access: Artwell
Artwell is a community Arts Program for people with, and in recovery from mental illness. The program aims to promote and enable Mental Health Wellness through Arts Practice. An experienced mental health professional will facilitate social engagement and personal art making, as well as guided activities to enhance personal meaning making, self awareness and most importantly, enjoyment in Art!
In the first half of 2021, Artwell runs almost every Wednesday. $6 per sesssion.
Artwell commences on January 20th and runs every Wednesday (10.30am - 12.30pm) until March 31st (inclusive).
Artwell commences on April 21st and runs every Wednesday (10.30am - 12.30pm) until June 23rd (inclusive).
BOOK YOUR SPOT
There are no Artwell Sessions on public holidays or during school holidays.
Dates for Term 3 and 4, 2021 will be released in due course.
Things to Note
These sessions are run in person, in the Studio in Cube 37 at the Frankston Arts Centre. Due to current health advice, we are able to run sessions in line with capacity and density requirements. If this advice changes, these sessions will be delivered online and you will be advised.
We ask all participants to wear a fitted face mask when inside the venue, as per current regulations. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions or breathing difficulties are exempt from this directive.
Upon arrival to Cube 37, you will be asked to check in, either via your own smartphone or using the check in point at the venue. Staff will demonstrate the procedure upon arrival.
If you would like to attend the sessions, either as an existing participant or a new one – we ask that you RSVP to let us know of your attendance. We usually don’t collect RSVP’s but due to the current landscape, it is important for us to know numbers especially so we can accommodate all participants and be COVID Safe.
For enquiries about Artwell, please email us or call 03 9784 1896.
About the Facilitator
Hi everyone, my name is Peter Fanton, and I am excited and proud to be facilitating the Artwell Program at Cube 37. As an artist, therapist and lived-experience Practitioner, it is important for me to advocate and align my Professional Practice with creativity and with those who share my passion and curiosity in what’s possible!
Originally from Queensland, I have a career background which includes Teaching/Education, Community Development and Community Health, both in Australia and overseas. More recently I have completed a Graduate Diploma in Creative Arts Practice and a Masters (MA) in Therapeutic Arts Practice, specifically trained in multi-modal experiential therapeutic arts practice. I am also currently working part-time in Community Mental Health - Trauma-informed Practice.