Group facilitation using creative methods

November visioning workshop, November 2015

This community workshop, scheduled for 14th November 2015, will use creative methods to help participants to focus on the year that has been, explore their life goals and create a record of them for future.

Women’s wellbeing group, October 2015

Designed and facilitated a 6-week art therapy group focused on creativity and reflection for wellbeing, for a group of professional women and students of various ages.

Spring visioning workshop, September 2015

This community workshop, held in Glebe on 5th September 2015, used creative methods to help participants explore their life goals and create a record of them for future.

‘Celebrating friendship and creativity’ workshop, August 2015

In August 2015 Jade ran a workshop a group of professional women in North Sydney, on the theme of friendship. The workshop design featured a range of materials, art processes and relaxation and centering strategies, and culminated in a series of collaborative art pieces.

Six-weeks of workshops for young people at Oasis, May 2015

Engaged by the Oasis Program of the Salvation Army in May 2015, working with young people experiencing homelessness in 6 x 2-hour long art therapy workshops exploring identity, strengths and connection.

‘Sustainability leadership workshop’, August 2014

Designed and facilitated a 40 minute workshop for sustainability professionals from government, industry and the NFP sectors, using creative methods and visualization, at the Government Sustainability Conference Sydney, August 2014.

Art therapy sessions for private psychiatric hospital, June – July 2014

2014 Wesley Hospital Ashfield, general program, working with inpatients and outpatients with mood disorders (depression, anxiety, bipolar, and schizophrenia) in half day and 1-hour group sessions using psycho-education and art therapy. Work placement. (8 hours x 10 weeks)

Women’s art therapy group, 2014

During March 2014 helped to design and facilitate processes at the Leichhardt Women’s Health centre, art therapy work placement. (6 x 2 hour-long workshop sessions).

Drop in art therapy sessions 2013

Attended the 2013 Mind Body Soul conference – facilitating short one-on-one ‘career’ mandalas with clients at the stall for the College of Complimentary therapy.

 Creative book making for catchment education, 2012

Facilitated creative art (book making) workshops to stimulate reflection on the social and environmental issues of water in the landscape. Workshops were held at Blaxland East Public School and at the University of Western Sydney’s Earthcare Centre in 2012. Funded by WSROC.

Printmaking as community cultural development, 2006

In 2005-2006, Jade was engaged by the Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute as a community artist to teach a group of bush regenerators intaglio print making methods, with a focus on the endangered Giant Dragonfly Petalura gigantea. Final student works exhibited in local shop fronts as part of ArtStreet festival.

Teaching printmaking at Blue Mountains community college, 2005

Jade taught printmaking to adults for a term at the Blue Mountains Community College in 2005. This involved lesson design and demonstrations, as well as preparing handouts and take home resources.

Whites Creek wetlands community environmental education, 2003

As part of the Whites Creek Wetland education project at Leichhardt Council in 2002-3, Jade engaged community artists to create 2 murals at local primary schools. School students created the murals, using custom designed large foam stamps to apply paint to the weatherproof board. Jade managed the project, including reviewing design concepts and school approvals.

Warringah Council environment strategy youth art project, 2001

In 2001, Jade designed and worked on a youth community engagement process using a visioning process through creating large painted banners. The project targeted existing groups, in a supported visioning process. These banners were displayed at the Warringah Youth Environment Forum in the Council Chambers, and used as images within the final environment strategy.

Warringah Council youth environment forum

At the Youth Environment Forum, over 100 young people aged 6-16 came together to use visioning and strategic planning processes to prioritise and provide comments on the actions of the draft environment strategy. Graffiti artists were engaged to create a ‘living mural’ of the day, which evolved to capture the discussions and recommendations of participants – a bold and colourful form of ‘visual reporting’ to accompany the day’s written records. Jade engaged the local artists, and helped design the pre forum youth facilitation training for volunteer facilitators at the day.