There is something peaceful about dipping paintbrushes in blobs of colourful paint and stroking them across canvas. It is this tranquillity and mindfulness that Jaaneman Art Creative Retreats uses to help people leave their jobs behind and reconnect with those around them.
Owner Jane Marin is an award-winning artist who knows the healing benefits art can bring and hopes her corporate retreats will offer a more mindful way for people to socialise with their colleagues.
“Painting of any kind is a way of disconnecting from regular work life. For many people who lead a hectic lifestyle, it is a really good way to break that stress cycle,” Jane said.
“There are a lot of physical-type retreats for corporate groups, which is good for physical health, but art workshops are great for mental health. Not only to disconnect, but as a way to express thoughts and release emotions.”
Bookings are being taken for the creative retreats.
“Retreats are limited to eight people so that during art workshops everyone receives personal attention,” she said.
Different formats for the retreat are available, such as two days and one night or two nights and two days. The retreat includes two art workshops, options for meditation, yoga and dance, with food provided by Heart and Soul Gourmet and accommodation at Wattle Cottage Farm Stay.