Emotional Health through Art
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Emotional Health through Art

Becoming more self-aware through art
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Last updated 7/2019
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This course includes
  • 33 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Gain a tool to use anytime to practice mindfulness in any situation
  • Become more emotionally aware of yourself
  • Become more empowered and self-aware
  • Become mindful of their emotional patterns
  • Learn portraiture and basics of three dimensional drawing
  • Emotional Healing and Self Awareness
  • Body Positivity
Requirements
  • Be carrying a sketchbook / diary, pencil, oil pastels and smudgers (can use cotton, tissue or fingers).
  • Be able to understand usage of oil pastels a little
  • Be aware of different emotional states
Description

Our world continues to struggle with mental health despite great advances in knowledge about mental health. Often we are left scrambling for the way out of mental misery when confronted by things like suicide and depression. I firmly believe that the gap between mental health awareness and its implementation lies in a lack of emphasis on consistent efforts towards emotional awareness at the individual level; even on days when everything is fine.

For me, art and writing have been ways to not just temporarily relax my mind but, more so to deepen my awareness of my emotions and become emotionally intelligent. Through this class, I hope to share a tool aimed at empowering each one of you through drawing. 

This class is for anyone interested in becoming emotionally intelligent. Mental health awareness is a universal need and so, is this course, universally applicable.

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The project entails drawing a self-portrait using oil pastels (can branch out to other mediums) and not only understand colour but, also become emotionally self-aware. 

It will entail the following steps:

  1. Write a journal entry detailing your day / your responses to things or just generally how you were / are feeling, at the end of the day.

  2. Draw a self-portrait. It need not be a replica of you, rather a representation of your version of you based on how you’re feeling after writing in your journal.

  3. Identify various moods from the text of your journal entry and pick out a colour representing each of the moods.

  4. Fill in the self-portrait with the colours representing the moods and SHARE with us!

Who this course is for:
  • Those looking to learn a tool that will empower them to get into a better mood anytime
  • Those interested in exploring relation between mental health and art
  • Beginners interested in abstract art
  • Drawing enthusiasts
  • Those interested in becoming emotionally and mentally healthy
  • Those looking for a way to become calmer and work on mental health
  • Those keen on learning about mental health
Course content
Expand 11 lectures 32:57
+ Introduction
11 lectures 32:57

Introduction to the class. Here is a sampler of materials you will need (not sponsored, just stuff that I use).

1. Sketchbook (I used something like this one: https://amzn.to/2LzfQyX)

2. Oil Pastels (I use Camel)

3. Regular Pencil, Eraser and Sharpener. Plus, a black ball pen.

4. Smudgers for blending in colour - https://amzn.to/2Rg5XeS


The project entails drawing a self-portrait using oil pastels (can branch out to other mediums) and not only understand colour but, also become emotionally self-aware. 

It will entail the following steps:

  1. Write a journal entry detailing your day / your responses to things or just generally how you were / are feeling, at the end of the day.

  2. Draw a self-portrait. It need not be a replica of you, rather a representation of your version of you based on how you’re feeling after writing in your journal.

  3. Identify various moods from the text of your journal entry and pick out a colour representing each of the moods.

  4. Fill in the self-portrait with the colours representing the moods and SHARE with us!

Preview 02:16

Our world continues to struggle with mental health despite great advances in knowledge about mental health. Often we are left scrambling for the way out of mental misery when confronted by things like suicide and depression. I firmly believe that the gap between mental health awareness and its implementation lies in a lack of emphasis on consistent efforts towards emotional awareness at the individual level; even on days when everything is fine. This is where I share the reason for creating this class.

Preview 02:43

What do you feel when you think of the colour red? Or yellow? Or blue? Or black?

Feel that - the varying emotions you feel with each colour?

Preview 01:56

Let's get working - step one of the project you will take is writing a journal entry.

Preview 02:48

Time to get drawing your self portrait!

Preview 03:03

A little technical content on drawing 3D portraits.

In the Shadows: How to Draw a 3D Portrait
04:02

Choosing the colour that suits your mood for the project and filling it in.

What Colour Is Your Mood Today?
03:57
Blending It In: Adding Final Touches to Your Self Portrait
02:08
Final Thoughts on the Project - Let's Share!
02:10
Let's Keep in Touch!
01:23

In this video, I have shared a year's progress after using this tool in my personal life and a little more insight into the significant impact that this tool can create for you.

A Final Check In & Some News
06:31