Eco-printing for self-reflection ~
Workshops, art therapy, events & private tuition
More than a just a technique for printing
In the Beautiful Wasteland Studio, eco-printing is more than a way of creating beauty on textiles, it is also a process that companions us in our pursuit of meaningful living.
Book a one on one session to learn eco-printing with Jacqui (Melbourne and Dandenong Ranges) or Kate (Central Victoria).
This private tuition in eco-printing and self-reflection is available in half or full day sessions. These sessions offer the chance to immerse in the practice and experiment with multiple techniques and materials.
We also offer unique events such as creating an eco-printed piece for a special occasion with a group of friends and loved ones (weddings, babies, special occasions).
These sessions can be arranged by appointment.
Art therapy is a wonderful companion for those undergoing life transitions when the path ahead is not feeling so clear, relationship support, support for those in caring roles, or as part of a team of allied health care.
These sessions are facilitated by Jacqueline Grace, a qualified Creative Arts Therapist, member of ANZATA, educator at the MIECAT Institute for post-graduate studies in Creative Arts Therapy and founder of Beautiful Wasteland.
More about our Workshops
Eco-printing is gently collaborative; we are always in a dance with another- leaves, bundles, dye pots and bodies. If we can bring our curiosity to know a little more about ourselves in our creative process, we may chance upon wisdom that can support us to live more flourishing lives.
As we forage, gather, arrange, bundle, wait and unwrap we are immersing ourselves in a rich multi-sensory eco-system. Using art therapy tools we slow down to a pace of being that invites an attending to the smaller details of our experience.
Our workshops offer you the chance to explore themes if you wish, to use this beautiful medium and see how it may offer you a mirror into your ways of being in the world and dance with possibilities.
No experience of eco-printing or art therapy is necessary, simply a willingness to stay with the unknown, a curiosity to discover and a little courage to play. We will be dyeing watercolour paper and silk.
You can expect to take home so much more than your eco-printed works...