When words
aren't enough

Art to help you heal

SEPTEMBER HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS COMING

Mentoring and Tutoring classes are now available

 

Hay Art Studio is based in Maryborough Queensland and is owned by 

professional artist Hayley Groves.  3 different sessions are available,

Art Therapy, Art for Me & Art for Teens.  

WHAT IS ART THERAPY?

Art Therapy is not a new therapy but is becoming popular to help with Mental Health, especially for people who find it hard to verbally communicate.  Don’t think of Art Therapy as “Airy-fairy arty stuff”, think of it as learning how to express your thoughts and feelings that words can not, with the use of colour, line, shape and form with different mediums. These sessions are designed and tailored to give you the tools to continue on outside of class time. These sessions are personal 1 on 1, suited for people who struggle with social anxiety as Hayley creates a safe, discrete, non judgemental environment in the Hay Art Studio which is located upstairs of the Sunstate Arcade, Maryborough.

Depression

Depression can creep up on us at any point in our lives. Sometimes it can be due to physical illness, loss of a loved one or loss of income, due to a relationship break down or sometimes we can’t explain why. In this time of sadness and loss, self-esteem, self-worth and motivation decreases with the negative thoughts rattling around in our heads. If these symptoms are not addressed early with professional guidance, it may lead to other mental health-related issues like self-harm, suicidal thoughts and anxiety. 

“Talking doesn’t help” I have been told this numerous times as a clinical assistant and I myself have said the same thing in the past. That’s ok, everyone is unique in their own way and if you do find it hard to verbalise the way you are feeling because the right words are too hard to find. Art is a form that can help you unlock what words can not explain.

 

Here is an example of an individual’s process:

A layer of thick black paint covered the canvas which allowed the creator to scratch a naked female figure sitting on the ground, holding one side of her head. Strings that were attached to her head were then pulled down to the floor anchoring her there. The creator described this as “The ground is holding me there, at my lowest point and I don’t know how to get up."

Professional therapy was continued.

Anxiety
& PTSD

Anxiety is a feeling of apprehension and fear, characterised by physical symptoms such as palpitations, sweating, and feelings of stress.

The most common Anxiety disorders are:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) 

  • Panic Disorder

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Social Phobia (or Social Anxiety Disorder)

 

Some people have suffered anxiety most of their lives and usually address these issues early by seeing health professionals to manage their symptoms when they arise. Many others have no idea why these anxious feelings start all of a sudden. Usually, there are “triggers” that will set off an attack.

 

Here is an example of an individual’s process: By only using soft pastel, the individual used line, shapes and colour to describe what it feels like when anxiety takes hold. The drawing was colourful and pretty with lots of swirls and loop covering the whole page as she stated: “I have a good life but I feel like something bad is going to happen and I replay the same thought over and over and over in my head."

Professional Therapy was continued.

Are you on Workcover? 

You can request approval from you case manger to help with payments for art therapy sessions

Diagnosed Disorders

  • ADD

  • ADHD

  • ASD

  • Aspergers

Are you NDIS Approved?

Together with carers, support works and guardians, I offer a safe environment for creators to come and unlock their thoughts through drawing or painting. Especially for non-verbal individuals, Art Therapy is the perfect tool for them to express and communicate with those around them.

 

For more information contact Hayley via email.

Yes, it’s about YOU!

SESSIONS

 

This program is designed for people of all ages with Social Anxiety or Depression who are wanting to take the step of feeling comfortable around other people in a different environment in a safe, small group setting. Hayley will guide you through a series of expressive art forms using colour, line, shape and form. Towards the end of each lesson, Hayley will help you evaluate your work.

You will create your own Visual Diary to use throughout the 6 weeks plus other activities including 3D projects in a positive manner.

Support workers are welcome.

Located: Hay Art Studio

11C (upstairs) Sunstate Arcade

224 Adelaide Street

Maryborough, Qld

COST

$60 per session

Total sessions cost $360 

ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED

To be paid at the start of week 1

ABN invoices issued

Monday                   Tuesday         Home visits

9am - 10am                    3.30pm - 4.30pm     Available, please

10.30am - 11.30am                                           email Hayley 

12noon - 1pm                Wednesday     

1.30pm - 2.30pm           3.30pm - 4.30pm

3.30pm - 4.30pm               

4.45pm - 5.45pm           Thursday

                                      3.30pm - 4.30pm

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

Commencing 10th of August 2020

Professionals eg: GP's, Psychiatrists, Psychologists

please use REFERRAL button

This 4 week course is designed by you, for you.

Have you got images saved on your phone that you would like to create into a painting but not sure how to go about it?

Or have you thought you would like to do something for yourself?

Or while the kids are at school, you can have a morning to learn how to paint?

Hayley is a multi award winning Mixed Media Artist in Queensland and is happy to share with you her tips, tricks and skills.


Located: Hay Art Studio

11C (upstairs) Sunstate Arcade

224 Adelaide Street,

Maryborough, QLD 4650

COST

$30 per session

(only 2 positions available / time slot)

Total sessions cost $120

All materials included Exc canvases

To be paid at the start of week 1
ABN invoices issued

Tuesday

10am - 11.30am

Thursday 

10am - 11.30am

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

Commencing 10th August 2020

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This 4 week course is designed by you, for you.

Have you got images saved on your phone that you would like to create into a painting but not sure how to go about it?

Or have you thought you would like to do something for yourself?

Or while the kids are at school, you can have a morning to learn how to paint?

Hayley is a multi award winning Mixed Media Artist in Queensland and is happy to share with you her tips, tricks and skills.


Located: Hay Art Studio

11C (upstairs) Sunstate Arcade

224 Adelaide Street,

Maryborough, QLD 4650

COST

$30 per session

(only 2 positions available / time slot)

Total sessions cost $120

All materials included Exc canvases

To be paid at the start of week 1
ABN invoices issued

Tuesday             Wednesday

                     10am - 11.30am                   9am - 10.30am

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

Start anytime

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"Terra" Mixed Media on Canvas, 2019

This workshop is designed for Teens to refine their art skills.

Hayley is well known for her after school art classes of 10 years and wanted to bring them back, with a little difference.

These 2 hour classes are available to 2 students per session which means the student has quality time with their Mentor to up-skill their art technique.


Located: Hay Art Studio

11C (upstairs) Sunstate Arcade

224 Adelaide Street,

Maryborough, QLD 4650

COST

$40 per session

(only 2 positions available / time slot)

Tuesday 22nd September

or

Wednesday 23rd September

10am - 12noon

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

 

Meet

Hayley Groves

FIRST AIDE CERTIFICATE / BLUE CARD / MEMBER OF FLYING ARTS ALLIANCE

Hi. My name is Hayley Groves and I am a mother, daughter, partner, professional artist, student, clinical assistant, mentor, tutor, friend, carer giver, lover of wine and cheese, who has lived on the Fraser Coast since 2004. I am currently studying a Bachelor of Psychological Science and working as a Clinical Assistant with Psychiatrist Dr Gilbert.
For 10 years, I have run after school art classes in Maryborough at Hay Art Studio after completing Diploma of Visual Arts. I decided to change my tutoring classes to mentoring classes when I was in Domestic Violent relationship and I couldn’t verbalise the emotional and mental pain I was carrying. This is where art helped me heal without me realising it. Any time I felt angry, depressed, sad, low or isolated, I expressed it through painting. I went with my gut and painted how I was feeling. No rules, no guidelines, just expression. Through colour and application, I created a body of work which I exhibited at Hervey Bay Regional Gallery to create awareness that Domestic Violence is not accepted in our community or our lives. This is when I realised if art can help me move forward from a traumatic experience,

I can help others achieve the same result.

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