Arts Access: Artwell

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Artwell is a community Art program, which aims to provide a safe, creative, and friendly space for people experiencing mental health concerns, including those living with, or in recovery from mental illness. The program promotes and enables mental health well-being through the creative practice of art making. Artist, art therapist and experienced mental health professional Peter Fanton, facilitates social engagement, individual and collaborative art making, as well as guided activities to enhance personal meaning making, self-awareness and enjoyment in Art.

ARTWELL 

Artwell is held during school terms, on almost every Wednesday. Excluded days listed below. Cost: $6 per session. 

2022 TERM 3

From Wednesday 13 July until Wednesday 14 September, 10:30am to 12:30pm

2022 TERM 4

From Wednesday 5 October until Wednesday 14 December, 10:30am to 12:30pm 
(Please Note: No class Wednesday 9 November)

There are no Artwell sessions on public holidays or during school holidays.

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 via email us or on 03 9784 1896.

Things to Note

These sessions are run in person, in the Studio in Cube 37 at the Frankston Arts Centre.

 

Please see our Covid-Safe plan which we ask you to comply with when visiting Cube 37 and Frankston Arts Centre. This is regularly updated to adhere to the latest government directives.

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.

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 both excited and proud to be facilitating the Artwell program at Cube 37. As an artist, and creative arts therapeutic practitioner, it is important for me to align my professional practice with evidenced-based research and practice, demonstrating the alliance between creativity and well-being. I am passionate about the Arts and facilitating creative processes that incite curiosity and personal inquiry into ‘what’s possible’.

My professional background includes Teaching and Education, Community Development, both in Australia and overseas, Community Health including Mental Health, including Trauma-informed Practice, Community Arts and Therapeutic Arts Practice. Amongst other qualifications, I have a Graduate Diploma in Creative Arts Practice and a Masters Degree (MA) in Therapeutic Arts Practice. I am a registered and licensed Practitioner (AThR), specializing in multi-modal, experiential, Creative Arts Practice.

Petr Fanton from Artwell standing in front of a graffiti wall