The Drawing For Wellbeing programme is two-dimensional:
1. to provide free drawing classes to Angus area community members (supported by fundraising);
2. to offer drawing classes to area social service agencies at nominal cost.
Two sponsored community drawing programmes have been held at the Angus Library:
• a two-hour, Family Day, all ages class;
• a six-session, two-hour, adult drawing class. The drawings from this class are on display.
The activity of drawing has recognized, multi-faceted benefits that encourage wellbeing by being meditative, lowering stress and anxiety, encouraging positive life experiences and promoting confidence and self-esteem. (American Journal of Public Health. 2010 February; v.100(2): 254-263)
The class content actively combines the practice of drawing with stress-relieving techniques. We practice drawing with graphite, charcoal, conte, soft pastel and ink. Stress-relieving activities include low-impact stretching, diaphragmatic breathing and focusing on positive affirmations.
The Drawing for Wellbeing programme is possible thanks to the positive response and support from our private donors and our partners, the South Simcoe Arts Council, Angus Library and the Township of Essa.
Please watch for the announcement of new classes!
Essa Public Library: Angus Branch8505 County Road 10