During this workshop, students will be introduced to mindfulness techniques, and will develop their tactile skills through working with clay.
During the session, students will learn about the importance of taking care of their mental health and wellbeing.
^ Genesis Belanger, Acquiescence (bent hand), 201
Resources: All materials for this workshop will be provided – quick-drying modelling clay, protective aprons/gloves and clay tools. Playdough/coloured clay/clay.
‘Kneading, rolling, flattening and punching the play dough provide the chance to relieve stress and reduce feelings of anxiety and worry, which can lead to children (and adults) with autism and other special needs feeling frustrated and acting out because of these feelings.’ https://www.clhgroup.co.uk/news-article/2017/10/31/play-dough