Terrarium Making: To Nurture Creativity

A creative mini world, infused with the power of self care.

It has been a big year and, let me tell you, for me it has been non stop, full of many amazing things, and it’s important to know when it is time to slow down, integrate, regroup, and nurture yourself so that you can be present and have energy for all of the new adventures and challenges that await.

This one is sure to fill up so if you are keen, book in fast!



Sunday 22 October  2017

Abbotsford Convent

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Melbourne Art Therapy Studio
Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford Vic

This unique group is limited to 8 places, so get in quick. The possibilities for learning, expression, and movement in your life are endless. If you have never tried art therapy, give it a go. No artistic talent required.


Terrariums are living ornaments, bringing life, meaning and imagination to your environment.

Using the creative process to explore your inner world and what is meaningful, you are invited to create the terrarium to represent what nurtures you. Take home with you a landscape reminder of what sustains you, nurtures you and brings meaning to your life. In a supportive environment, we will curiously explore, create and share.

This workshop will take you through the basics of making an open terrarium, offering the technique and process of its creation, and suggestions in its design and adornment using natural materials, pebbles, clay figures, and more.

You are invited to bring anything you want to use in your terrarium in addition to what is provided, for example, small figures, trinkets or symbols.


You will learn how to make your own terrariums from this day onwards, from the technical aspects of what layers to build on to ensure a long life for your terrarium, all the way to creative inspiration and ideas for making your own little world. You will be able to take home with you what you create, including all the materials and many meaningful symbols, moments and connections.


  • Have some relaxed, fun, art making time!
  • Get to know some other funky terrarium loving Melbournians.
  • Create something meaningful to remind you to nurture yourself in this busy, fast paced modern world
  • Discover something new about yourself, your talents, and what is meaningful for you
  • Leave with something new, inside and out.



Amanda is a Qualified Creative Arts Therapist, registered with ANZATA. Amanda has 12 years facilitation experience exploring a range of issues and has found that connection is where healing happens, where growth happens and where LIFE happens. Amanda’s approach is influenced by arts based inquiry methods, positive psychology and is strengths based.

Stephanie Darling is a Facilitator for the Reach Foundation, running programs, training and camps for young people across Australia to empower them to fulfil their potential and dare to dream. Steph has explored many forms of creativity, including making many terrariums for friends, family, and now as her own business. Steph will be offering her technical and creative skills in terrarium making to assist us to use this creative process to connect with your own creativity and self nurturing.



Please note that the terrarium workshops in 2015 and 2016 booked out, so if you are keen for the next one, please be sure to book now!

Bookings are now open for the workshop on the 16th of July 2017.


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Terrarium Making Workshop

*Plus terrarium cost on the day: Sml $25/ Med $35/ Lge $50


Terrarium Making Workshop

Concession Card, currently unemployed or full time student

*Plus terrarium cost on the day: Sml $25/ Med $35/ Lge $50