I am a Melbourne based artist and facilitator of fun, creative programs and projects for people of all abilities and backgrounds, based on my firm belief that we are all creative beings.

Woman-made is the business name under which I operate. It is a sole trader business about art, encouragement and mutual inspiration. Woman-made provides a focal point for the creation and appreciation of art using explorative techniques and recycled/found materials combined with quality media: providing beautiful art works, creative programs and projects and exhibition opportunities.

For nearly 5 years I facilitated the vibrant Make a Day in Hume at Banksia Gardens Community Services, culminating in the successful We Are All In It Together exhibition at Gee Lee-Wik Doleen Gallery in 2017/2018.

I facilitate other programs and projects as detailed below:

Span Community House

Art for All Abilities

Mondays 10-2 (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 (fortnightly) excursions. This group is for adults with an intellectual disability and those living with a mental illness. Bookings essential – please contact Span 

Span Community House

Family Carers

Second Tuesday of the month 11.00am-1.00pm

A small group of like-minded carers who meet once a month on a Tuesday morning to connect and participate in facilitated and fun creative activities.

Contact Span

 

Span Community House

Diversity in Art

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

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

Contact Span

Sheena's Make a Day Art

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 if interested.

Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre

Creating Connections

Fridays 1.30-3.30 (during term time)

Vibrant art program for people with young onset dementia, co-facilitated with Angela Pollock

To find out more contact SHNC

Social art making sessions/gatherings on request/team building opportunities

Fun, facilitated social art-making sessions; groups of 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.

 

Level Playing Field

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. The art-making process and outcome are different for each Level Playing Field, carefully selected and designed to be accessible, allowing for individuality and providing a level playing field. The process always involves use of everyday and the unusual/unconventional, coupled with quality art materials. The completed artworks are then celebrated in a public gallery space.

To find out more about Level Playing Field, contact me. Also visit:

https://www.woman-made.biz/Level-Playing-Field

https://www.instagram.com/sheenamathieson/

And see films:

https://youtu.be/tSwXakwSYgo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJrAW642jNM

Strutt Your Stuff

A fun, inclusive evening of fashion and creativity held annually in 2017, 2018 and 2019 (in Darebin). Angela Pollock (occupational therapist and artist) and I have instigated and organised this event which celebrates self-expression, individuality and the power of re-using and recycling. It is a truly inclusive event. Created by the community, for the community, and thanks to all the volunteers involved, Strutt Your Stuff demonstrates what can be achieved when we all work together. See the film about Strutt Your Stuff 2019 at https://youtu.be/KzGGbA2c9f0

 

Sheena is an excellent facilitator. Her strong belief that everyone is an artist provides a foundation in her classes that enables all participants - adults, young adults and children, with or without a disability - to feel accepted and empowered as an artist. This ability of Sheena's to make art accessible for everyone is rare.

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Contact Sheena about any of these opportunities.