Students support emotional health through painting

Students support emotional health through painting

Macquarie students recently held a painting workshop on campus to support the Centre for Emotional Health, raising $746.81.

Paint for Purpose has become a popular event for the university community, allowing participants to learn simple painting techniques in a hands-on workshop at the U-bar on the Campus Common.

The two-hour workshop was led by Macquarie University artist in residence Joe Lander on Tuesday 28th August. The workshop was designed for both the “hidden Picassos” and the “non-arty people amongst us”.

With all painting supplies provided, and a special offer to participants on pizza and wine at the U-bar, it was a fun and productive evening.   Participants learnt a technique to quickly sketch the person sitting opposite them, using one continuous line and without looking down at the page.  They then reproduced the sketch and were encouraged to use bold and contrasting colours to complete the painting in watercolour.

The Macquarie University Philanthropy Club (MUPC) joined forces with Glue and You to organise this wonderful evening.  It was well supported with 31 people buying tickets (at $30 each).  All proceeds went toward the Centre for Emotional Health at Macquarie University.

About Glue and You
Glue and You is a social enterprise empowering women to rebuild their lives after leaving a situation of domestic violence. Follow their journey on Facebook, or sign up to their newsletter.

About MUPC
The Macquarie University Philanthropy Club is a volunteer group run by students for students supported by the Office of Advancement, established in May 2017. The group shares a common goal to improve the world around us.

About the CEH
Researchers at Centre for Emotional Health concentrate on the understanding, treatment and prevention of anxiety, depression and related mental health problems. Internationally renowned for our research into anxiety, including several ‘world-first’ findings, we have a special focus on children and families but also conduct research that focuses on emotional disorders and wellbeing across the lifespan.

Content owner: Advancement Last updated: 11 Jun 2019 1:59pm

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