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Art In Your Hands - Therapeutic Art

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All creative work begins by doing something with your hands.


The human hand has been at the center of visual art history not just as the main tool of creation, but also as an important focus of painted hands which is the oldest form of art in human history.

These are cave painting discovered as a form of early art of wall paintings created between 9,500 and 13,000 years ago.


The power to create is in your hands


"The magic lies in your hands; they are a direct line to your heart, the seat of your soul"


For me the hand symbolises the human tools used to create many wonderful designs.


Expressive art is looking at future thoughts, things you want to let go of or make time for.


The theme "Hands of hope" celebrates how we can use our hands for inspiration in crafting and art for wellbeing. In challenging myself to think of as many different ways to draw, paint or create with the hand being the main influence and focus.


From left to right........

Future hands - Draw round your hand and design inside the things you enjoy or are grateful for to remind you of the good things in your life.


Henna hands - in learning to draw simple patterns that could be used in hand art and sharing these on paper embellished with sparkly stones.


Target the hand - Draw your hand with a target in the background and carefully match each area was fun.


Hand in prayer on splashed water-coloured paper with zen patterns.


Spiritual hands with coloured pencils.


Zen hands - Draw around your hand and have fun with patterns


What can you do to be creative using whatever mixed media you like? Paints, pastels, crayons, felt tips, paper mosaics...........


Would you like to learn to draw .......


Zen Hands offers a step-by-step, easy-to-follow example of how to start drawing for wellness, sharing ideas and videos that can be watched at your own pace.



Things you will need:


  • Paper

  • Pencil

  • Coloured pencils, crayons or felt tips


and .........Remember the power is really in your hands.



Would like to have a go yourself?

Check out the tutorials available for members in the resource library.





Not registered yet!



stART therapeutic art! in the community


We now offer art workshops in the community, allowing you to learn in person with me in a safe space.


I am Debbie, a Creative Therapeutic Art Tutor, Artist and Author.


Helping people find their creative spark.


They need to reconnect and discover their true selves by learning how to create through drawing, painting, and journalling for wellness.


Would you like to ….

Discover your splash of colour

Find a way to move the pencil on the paper

Channel your hands to open your heart

Need something positive and creative


Or would you or anyone you know benefit from:

Expressing themselves in a fun way with art

Be in touch with their inner child

Joining a friendly community that inspires and supports each other

Showcase their art and share ideas

Always there with a friendly face and open mind


stART therapeutic art! in the community recently visited Penistone Leisure Centre.


“Art is in your Hands” was the workshop's theme, celebrating how we can use our hands for inspiration in crafting and creating.


The power to create is in your hands, and it's easy. Draw around your hand and design patterns inside, colour, or cut out fancy paper.




Creative and Wellbeing Week


Art for Wellness has the pleasure of attending an in-person event hosted by Barnsley Council to celebrate "Creativity & Wellbeing Week"


The event will be held in the Small Studio at Barnsley Civic, Hanson Street, Barnsley, S70 2HZ.


Wednesday 22nd May 10.30 am - 2 pm at Barnsley Civic


A selection of local artists and creatives have been invited to share crafty activities to support the event.


Art for Wellness will share the theme "Art In Your Hands" as a community interest company, Creative Wellness Journey CIC.


Helping people find their creative spark and reconnect with the

“Art is In Your Hands” theme.


All creative work begins by doing something with your hands




Copyright © 2024, Creative Wellness Journey

Debbie Crouch

Creative art for all ages and abilities. - Let’s share the beauty of creativity

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