Liz Dowling, Art Therapist
BA Graphic Design, Master of Mental Health (Art Therapy), MThr
Mobile: 0421 974 703
Counselling using art with individuals and groups of any ability or disability.
Experience working with Mental Illness, Acquired Brain Injury, Grief and Loss,
Self-Esteem, Dementia, Trauma, Preschool children, Teenagers, Carers,
Intellectually and Physically Disabled, Celebration.
Also runs workshops specific to these, sometimes using movement as well and
aiming for uplifting people.
Art Therapy Workshops are held once a month on the second Saturday of the month at my home in Lismore, 9.30am to 12pm. Usually 3 activities are included – warm up, mindfulness and self-image – or may be varied with group dynamic. Morning tea included. Cost $25.00.
Contact Liz Dowling on or 0421 974 703.
U3A Art Appreciation – with Liz Dowling, art therapist
Liz Dowling runs an art appreciation group with Ballina U3A every fortnight during school terms. Her sessions include the history and culture of a specific country expressed in its art, the evolution of art movements, and creating artwork for more understanding regarding art.
The observer is part of the artist’s conversation and therefore should be aware of any reaction as a personal resonance with the artwork, exposing information about yourself.
The group has been running for two years and has recreated the Jackson Pollock ‘dance’ to experience his freedom using paint. Members now suggest topics for research and discussion; it is a collaboration, especially since many members have visited overseas landmarks of art.
The sessions are therefore enjoyable, being very active in many ways, exploring and connecting information and searching for possibilities where there are blanks.
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