Meditative marbling with Mildred Creak

Over four days in August last year, eight young people from the Mildred Creak Unit worked with artist, Davina Drummond, experimenting with a range of exciting techniques including marbling, Fimo modelling, t-shirt printing and writing. 

There is large body of evidence to suggest that the process of working with your hands can focus the mind, ease stress and increase a sense of contentment.

While involved in the calming process of creating, the group also discussed how the things they were making could help make their life more relaxing in the long term. They made clocks which could help them concentrate on the present, plant pots for succulents and marbled calling cards, inspired by artist, Adrian Piper to help them say things which were normally difficult to share.

Meditative marbling on Mildred Creak

Meditative marbling on Mildred Creak

By the end of the week, each young person had created a unique collection of marbled objects which they could use to help them focus, sleep and share difficult issues. They also completed their Arts Award, an accredited qualification for children and young people participating in creative activities.

Meditative marbling on Mildred Creak

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