Self discovery through art therapy

Our new workshop ‘Wellbeing Art Therapy’ is starting next week and we are very excited to learn more. Tutor Caroline Burkett will take us on a journey of rediscovery, asking people to create an altered box to represent themselves and explore that feeling of being ‘full up’ or overwhelmed. Caroline got back to us on some questions and shared more detail below!

What is Art Therapy?

I am often asked the question ‘what is art therapy’ and it’s a complex one to answer but here’s a very short summary of a couple of important points.

Art therapy offers you the ability to express your thoughts, feelings and emotions that sometimes cannot be expressed easily with words. 

It can help regulate your emotional and physical wellbeing, and help you deal with physical sensations that may arise when you feel stressed, anxious or have a low mood.

It can also help you to begin to get to know yourself better and help you to become aware of which things in your life are not currently bringing you the happiness or contentment you desire. 

It is not however about how good you are at drawing, but more about the process.

What will happen in a Wellbeing Session?

We will use the arts to support you in exploring thoughts, feelings and emotions or to do some self reflection. The sessions are structured with activities which will support you in this process. You will not be asked awkward questions and you only have to share what feels safe for you, you may not want to share anything, that is your choice. As a fully qualified, experienced art therapist I am there to support you and guide you carefully in  your processes. 

What others have said about my workshops

‘I have discovered how powerful Art Therapy can be in helping to express feelings, thoughts etc.’ D.Allsopp

‘I really loved the workshop, it’s been very freeing and cathartic and I met some lovely people.’ K. Bennett

‘This was such an amazing workshop, how to interact with art, feelings and emotions.’ C.Connor

‘I have learnt techniques that will help me to connect more deeply and help me to become unstuck.’ J.Manton

Wellbeing Art Therapy at Create98 Weds 9th Oct 9.30am – 12pm & Weds 6th Nov 9.30am – 12pm

What People Say…

“Lovely place with friendly staff. I was amazed at how good my painting turned out!”

Bex Harper -

“Great idea. Wonderful workshops to do something different . Already booked up six workshops for next three months.😀”

Alison Pollard -

“Thoroughly enjoyed the 'Celebrating Chelsea' flower school special today, helping to create the floral installation outside the shop, together with other designs internally. Christine and her team were relaxed and helpful as were the other participants. Will be returning regularly to experience other creative courses. Thank you Create 98.”

Patsy Wiggins -

“Wanted to thank you, your team and Mark for an absolutely brilliant afternoon/evening. Everything was perfect, from the life drawing lesson to the fabulous vegan supper, eaten off of a stunningly beautifully decorated table. A lovely time had by all.”

Karen Baker - Private Party Host

“Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the flower morning on Saturday. Thank you. You have created an amazing space for a real mix of activities.”

Zena Coleman -

“I just love everything about the place! From the friendliness that immediately puts you at ease, the excellent equipment/tools for the course, the generosity of the host when prosecco is included! I really enjoy anytime I spend there.”


“Great teacher! Thank you so much! Looking forward to seeing you again xxx”

AC Millbank -

“My son is loving the A to Z classes. As a parent it is wo derful seeing his new creations after each session. A fantastic opportunity for budding artists”

Kate Williams -

“Great idea. Wonderful workshops to do something different . Already booked up six workshops for next three months.?”

Alison Pollard - Workshop participant

“EVERYTHING is spot on. This is the most fantastic place and I cannot wait to book in for more events. You really have nailed it with the content, the staff, the venue, the refreshments. Thankyou!”

Maddie - Benfleet