There’s no doubt about it, 2020 was a tough year for our mental health. Lockdowns, isolation, quarantine, months without dining out or going to the gym…phew, no wonder we struggled so much. But despite a scare in Brisbane mid January which caused a temporary closure for our Indooroopilly venue, here in the sunny state, things seem to be turning relatively normal (*touchwood). And with that comes new events, gigs and workshops booking into The Good Place calendar.
One event we’re really looking forward to is the upcoming Bubbles n’ Brush workshop with Lapopie Art on February 25th in Kawana. We’ve worked with Tricia and Wendy before, and let us tell you, these ladies put on one hell of an afternoon. This month’s workshop will focus on Alcohol ink – a medium that creates a marble effect by blending together vivid colours and patterns. Absolutely stunning!
But for us, the significance of this workshop digs even deeper. We see this workshop as a way to build community. The benefits of getting creative are exhaustive; whether you’re Monet or struggle to draw a circle. Experimenting with art (with a good end product or not) increases connectivity in our brains, reduces cortisol and other stress hormones in our bodies while releasing dopamine (the stuff that makes us feel good). Some studies have even found that getting creative on a regular basis can reduce our risk of dementia, boost our immune system and emotional resilience. So with restrictions easing, after such a tough year, we knew we had to do something to get our TGP extended family feeling good!
The Bubbles n’ Brush workshop is a great (and socially-distanced) way to connect with like-minded individuals and learn new skills. While Tricia and Wendy take the reins passing on their valuable knowledge of this fun and messy style of art, we’ll be catering the feel-good bubbles and nourishing nipples. All art materials are supplied, so all you have to do is bring yourself, your smile and bonus points if you bring your french beret.
Not only do you get to take home your newly created masterpiece, but you may also even learn some skills that’ll spark a newfound hobby. Research shows that individuals who connect with purposeful activity, (i.e hobby) – are less likely to suffer from stress, low mood or depression. Which is what we’re all about at The Good Place; healthy people, healthy environment and healthy communities!
If this workshop has you Googling “How to be an artist? Or, “who is Monet?” Then why not give it a go? You never know what side of yourself you may unlock. To find out more information or to buy tickets, head here.
Where: The Good Place Kawana
When: February, 25 at 4pm – 6pm
Cost: $75 pp (all inclusive)