Self-Exploration Through Creative Play: Collage Sculptures (NEW!) with Robyn Varpins

Get to know yourself a little better in this new one day workshop designed and led by Robyn Varpins. This art therapy workshop is designed to help you understand how your brain works, while you have a lot of fun and relax creating collages.

In this hands-on making workshop you will create sculptures that represent the brain's regulatory systems. Bring simple cardboard boxes to life by adding collage and other creative materials to make four small box creations that can have many uses!

At the beginning of the session we will discuss the central theme for the workshop, which will help guide your creativity. The theme explored in this workshop will be 'The Three Regulatory Systems of Your Brain'. Topics explored will include the 'Threat, Drive, and Soothing Systems', and strategies to assist in regulating yourself.

Perfect for beginners through to advanced students. No experience necessary, you will develop skills in a relaxed, non-judgmental environment. Any advanced students will be encouraged to explore composition, texture, and colour in new ways!


  •  A materials fee is included in the cost of the course

What to bring:-

  • Notebook & pen
  • Apron
  • Any coloured/textured papers, pictures, images, or other collage materials that you might like to use (of you have any)
  • Students must wear appropriate clothing and closed toe shoes for safety reasons


Please note, COVID restrictions may apply at the time of this course. By enrolling, you agree to abide by the restrictions at all times while onsite. Please visit the COVID Safe page on our website to read the most up to date information or visit

Building Access:

FAC is a heritage listed building with access limitations. If you have any special access requirements, please contact reception on 9432 9555 before enrolling in a course.

Students with Special Requirements:

If you or the person you are wishing to enrol has special requirements, please contact Reception on 9432 9555 or email [email protected] to discuss suitability and how we can help.

Tutor Robyn Varpins

Robyn Varpins is interested in all forms of creative expression and develops courses that encourage students to engage in creative play and express themselves through art making.

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