Maternal Journal Dursley - Tuesdays 7-9pm
Tuesday 23 May - Tuesday 13 June, 7-9pm
Join artist Athene Grieg for a new round of Maternal Journal sessions. You can block book the four sessions, or pop along to as many as you feel like.
Maternal Journal* uses creative journaling to help restore some balance around the feelings and challenges we might experience, both physically and emotionally, through pregnancy, birth and parenthood. We will use our journals as a creative outlet to draw, write, paint, doodle and collage. Exploring a different theme and guided activity each week, this course aims to introduce or support the continued use of journaling as a powerful tool that can benefit mental health and wellbeing.
*Maternal Journal is for anyone who has experienced pregnancy, given birth, identifies as a mother or as a woman or non-binary carer.
Examples of previous themes: support circles, amazing hands, Full Moon, Autumn, dreams, parenting moments.
What to expect during a Maternal Journal session:
- 7.00 - 7.10pm - Welcome, settle, make a drink
- 7.10 - 7.20pm - Guided warming up activity
- 7.20 - 7.25pm - Introduction to the activity
- 7.25 - 8.25pm - 1 hour of journaling
- 8.25 - 8.35pm - Break
- 8.35 - 9.00pm - Sharing and reflection time as a group
Find out more information on all aspects of journalling at the Maternal Journal website.
£10 per session or £36 for all 4.
Athene Greig is a Stroud based artist who makes watercolour paintings exploring gesture, colour and light. She studied Fine Art at the Glasgow School of Art from 2001-2005 and took part in the Turps Studio Programme, London from 2015-2017. Following a 10 year period living in London and working for several contemporary artists, she and her family have relocated to Gloucestershire in search of a gentler pace of life.
Athene joined an online Maternal Journal group in May 2021 as a means to connect with other mothers during the pandemic and have a positive creative outlet. She is delighted to be able to share creative journalling with a new group at Kingshill House.