Inside/Outside Masks – Art Therapy

Melanie Maelo

Body Mapping

Mel Maelo

Inside/Outside Masks – Art Therapy


When we engage in creative arts, in this case masks, the subconscious has a chance to explore and release what it feels is appropriate. We all wear masks be that to project something we are not or to protect ourselves. Often we are so intent on focussing on the outward projection that we don’t allow our awareness to rest on what is the true self hiding behind the mask. In this workshop I create a safe space for you to explore, feel and express external and internal emotions with the use of art, metaphor and imagery. I will guide you as you process and reflect on the outworking of these feelings and emotions and the possible meanings behind your work. No artistic experience or talent is required and all materials will be provided.