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Online art-making workshops for residents in regional Victoria

More workshops added!

Take some time out to nourish your creativity, relax and socialise in a safe and inclusive online space with our at-home art making workshops!

Our aim for the workshops is to promote positive mental well-being through creativity and art making, the workshops are FREE and no prior art making experience is necessary!

These online workshops are for people with lived experience of mental health issues who live in regional Victoria.

There are a few different types of workshops running on various dates throughout September and October. Bookings are essential, the workshops are free and any materials required will be mailed to those who have booked.

Click the links below to find out more and to book!

~ Art for Exploration and Fun ~

For more information and to book click here

“It made me feel motivated and inspired as well as connected to art and other people” – Workshop participant, 2020

~ Art for Relaxation and Fun ~

For more information and to book click here

“It has been a heartwarming and interesting experience. I feel better about doing art workshop in small groups because it fosters closer connections. I also feel a sense of purpose and meaning expressing art in groups rather than make art on my own” – Workshop participant, 2020


The Dax Centre is committed to making these online workshops accessible to individuals with all abilities. Our artist facilitators are very experienced at creating a supportive, calming and welcoming online art making space. Before the workshop, we will provide a guide to using Zoom, including support to use the accessibility features. If you require any further assistance or have suggestions for how to improve the experience of online art making, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at

This project is supported by


Child and Mother school holiday program

Drawing for Mindfulness

Zoom online holiday classes for children and teens – join us from anywhere across Australia!

Spend an afternoon or two with artist and educator Jane Karnowski exploring drawing as an intuitive and playful expression of creativity.

Carefully selected artworks from the current exhibition at Child and Mother, will act as drawing prompts for students to examine the power of imagination and the generative force of drawing for wellbeing.

We will work creatively, share and talk together online followed by offline time for independent making. It’s ‘social’ at a distance among like-minded students.

Suitable for children aged 7 years and over.

Primary students: Monday 28/9 and Friday 2/10

Secondary students: Tuesday 29/9 and Thursday 1/10

Time: 3:00 pm – 4.15 pm, via Zoom from the comfort of your home

For more information and to book click here

The Dax Centre
30 Royal Parade
Kenneth Myer Building
University of Melbourne
Parkville Vic 3010
+61 3 9035 6610
Open Hours

Wednesday to Friday
10.00am to 4.00pm

Last of each month
11.00am to 3.00pm

The Dax Centre is part of the Sane Australia Group