An expressive, creative and therapeutic tool for people living with disability or mental illness.
‘Jane Tonks Art Expression’ is a new art service offering creative art programs to people in the disability and mental health sectors. As both a professional practicing visual artist and as an experienced Disability Support Worker, I have the practical knowledge, skills and aptitude to develop regular art programs to support clients, tailored specifically to their abilities and strengths. I am passionate about developing a service that combines my love for art with the rewards of creating expressive, creative opportunities for people with a disability or mental illness. Participation in art activities has the powerful ability to enrich people’s life experiences, creativity and expressive opportunities. Art can soothe, heal, excite the imagination, release tension, raise self-esteem and self-satisfaction, enhance quality of life, engage people in mindfulness and immerse the senses!
Watch this space for up-coming news and opportunities.
Below are pictures of murals I have painted for Mercy Centre Disability Service’s art and sensory rooms in Orange, NSW. The last image is of sensory memory cards I have made for clients with visual impairment.