Curves & Colours- An Art Therapy Workshop
Curves an Colours, an art therapy workshop organized by the Career Guidance Unit of Faculty of Arts was held on 03rd of August, 2023 from 02.00 to 04.00 p.m. with the participation of 50 selected undergraduates representing all years of the Arts faculty.
Senior Professor Lasantha Manawadu, Dean of the faculty graced the occasion with his presence. The welcome speech was delivered by Mr, Saman wanasinghe, the Director of the Career Guidance Unit of the faculty where he discussed the importance of students engaging with arts as a way to relieve any academic stress. Next, Senior Professor Lasantha Manawadu addressed the gathering briefly.
The workshop was conducted by Ms. Erandathie Damunupola, a visiting lecturer in English language at the Department of English Language Teaching of University of Colombo. She is an artist, a writer and an art therapist. She is an artist who is encouraged and inspired by the Sri Lankan traditional art and has also authored two adult colouring books, Liyawela and Liyapatha. Her main focus was to give an idea to the participants about Neurographic Art which is a therapeutic art form which is created by drawing freely on a page to make a variety of shapes. The students were also able to experience a short meditation session where they were able to practise methodical ways to make the mind calm and peaceful. By the end of the workshop beautiful pieces of art were created by the students.