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One to one art
as therapy sessions

One to one art

Chony is facilitating one to one art as therapy sessions for NDIS funded and non-NDIS funded people of all ages, abilities and creative interests.


This offering is inclusive of all ages including young children who may require sensory art experiences, to children, teenagers, adults and seniors.


Based on each individuals NDIS goals, individual goals and creative interests Chony uses her wealth of experience to develop a series of weekly or fortnightly hour or two hour sessions that are engaging and well-being focussed.


Participants may like to experience some of the following art materials and techniques;


  • Acrylic painting

  • Clay

  • Nature art

  • Water colour painting

  • Painting with inks

  • Sketching using pencils, pens, charcoal, soft past or oil pastels

  • Hand built clay vessels and small sculptures

  • Weaving

  • Abstract or realistic art style

  • Print making using gel prints

  • Print transfer

  • Brush making

  • Tissue paper flower making

  • Collage

Well-being benefits of art as therapy sessions with Chony;

  • Increased self-confidence & self-acceptance

  • Developed fine motor skills

  • Emotional regulation

  • Self awareness, body awareness & strategies to communicate feelings

  • Processing of feelings

  • Decreased feelings of anxiety and low mood



The MET Space space in Maroochydore


Coolum HeARTS Shed in Coolum


Please contact Chony for further information about availability or with any other questions


Email –

‘Expressive Art Group’,art as therapy group
for NDIS funded adults

Expressive Art

Expressive Art Group, is an inclusive adult art group for people who enjoy socialising and learning how to express their creativity using a variety of art materials and techniques.

This art group is unique to the Sunshine Coast as founders Chony Bowden who is a QCT registered and experienced arts facilitator and Sally Cuthbert who is an ANZACATA registered art therapist interweave their decades of experience to provide a creative refuge for adults who are supported by all funding streams including NDIS. This weekly session is a small group of no more than 13 participants, so that the facilitators have time to spend with each person.


Each term local artists are invited to facilitate alongside Chony or Sally which aims to provide opportunities for our participants to learn art techniques from people who are passionate about a particular art medium.

Both Chony and Sally use their extensive art networks to support their participants to gain confidence in the community by (when possible) exhibiting their artworks at gallery exhibitions, attending local art galleries, making art to contribute to exhibitions and attending workshops led by local and international artists in gallery spaces.
The art materials and techniques offered to participants may include –
•    acrylic painting on canvas
•    watercolour painting techniques
•    weaving
•    printmaking
•    print transfers
•    collage
•    multi-media artworks
•    wet felting & fibre arts
•    pigmented & alcohol inks
•    sketching using pens, charcoal and soft pastels etc
•    book making
•    clay vessels
•    craft
•    nature art
(just to name a few!) 

Well-being benefits of art as therapy sessions of ‘Expressive Art Group’;

•    Increased participation in the wider community
•    Building connections and friendships
•    Goal setting
•    Learning skills for inner calm & mindfulness
•    Increased self-confidence & self-acceptance
•    Developed fine motor skills
•    Emotional regulation
•    Self-awareness, body awareness & strategies to communicate feelings
•    Processing of feelings
•    Decreased feelings of anxiety and low mood



The MET - Cnr of First Avenue & South Sea Islander Way, Maroochydore



Wednesday's (School term time)




Term 1

2024 Wednesday the 31st of January - Wednesday the 27th of March

Community Kindergartens, Early Learning Centres
and Bush Kindy’s – Visual Art, Art as Therapy Workshops

Community Kindergartens