With the arrival of Coronavirus and lockdowns, many of my projects have become popular as Zoom sessions!

Fun, social programs and projects in which everyone, regardless of role, ability, age, background, can participate and be mutually inspired.

Each person has access to the same materials, techniques and colour palette – the same set of rules – creating a level playing field from which to connect and make art.

Activities always involve use of everyday coupled with quality art materials and media.

See the projects and programs I run below.

 

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Level Playing Field

Level Playing Field 2019 Sheena Mathieson Main

Level Playing Field is my innovative, inclusive and inspiring arts project celebrating self-expression and connection running since 2015, and based on my firm belief that we are all artists.

The project involves people of all abilities, ages and backgrounds having access to the same materials, techniques and colour palette (the same set of rules) to each create a unique, quality artwork.

All completed Level Playing Field artworks are then celebrated in a public gallery space.

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Strutt Your Stuff

Strutt Your Stuff 2019 Sheena Mathieson Main

A fun, inclusive evening of fashion and creativity celebrating self-expression, individuality and the power of re-using and recycling.

Created by the community, for the community, and thanks to all the volunteers involved, a truly inclusive event.

Strutt Your Stuff demonstrates what can be achieved when we all work together.

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Programs

Art for All Abilities

Span Community House

Mondays 10-2, Fridays 10-12 (during term time)

Facilitated fun and stimulating art-related activities using recycled materials and creativity in a variety of mediums, as well as enjoying regular excursions (for the Monday group). This group is for adults with an intellectual disability and those living with a mental illness.

Bookings essential – contact Span

Diversity in Art

Span Community House

A fun art-based program for the LGBTIQ+ community.

Running monthly on a Saturday morning between 10am and 12.

contact Span

Make a Day

At Sheena's

Tuesdays 11-3 (during term time) and except for every second Tuesday of the month when from 1-3

A fun, creative program with fortnightly excursions to see and experience art.

For people of all abilities who enjoy making and learning about art in the broadest sense of the word. This group is actively involved in exhibiting, leasing and selling their artworks. Have a look at the Make a Day facebook page to find out more.

Contact me

Creating Connections

Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre

Fridays 1.30-3.30 (during term time)

Vibrant art program for people with dementia.

To find out more contact SHNC

Art-making Sessions

Wherever you want

Fun, facilitated social art-making sessions. Groups between 2 and 10 people, organised at private homes, community centres, businesses, wherever you like!

You provide the refreshments and I bring the materials and activity for a seriously fun creative session.

Contact me if interested.

Online Art-making Sessions

Wherever you want

Fun online creative sessions now running.
The first session is free – from then on and if you would like to continue there will be a charge of $10 per session.
Sessions will run for approximately one and a half hours and will involve use of materials which you should have (or can make) at home.
No more than 6 people per session.
Suitable for any age group/ability provided you can access (or be supported to access) the internet and Zoom. If you have a computer or phone with a camera, I can show you how. It's pretty easy.

Contact me if interested.

The online creative workshops with Sheena have given me courage.

I now look at all my art materials with wonder not dread.

I enjoy being surprised at my own artistic choices and creations.

Thank you, Sheena, for creating the space for this.

Debby

Debby Maziarz Productions, Melbourne