Creative First + Short Courses
Press Play

Find a practice of play and creativity, for fun and for your wellbeing.

(Re)Discover a playful and restorative art form. From one off workshops to 4 week courses, we'll guide you through mastering the skills and integrating them into a practice of self care. These courses are currently online, and can cater for a range of accessibility needs.

Upcoming COURSES

9 Jun

4 weeks

Press Play: Stitching + Textiles

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21 May

Sydney Opera House Centre for Creativity

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1-2 days

Creative Connections Training

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17 Aug

4 weeks

Press Play: A 4 week course for Creative Wellbeing

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Who's it for?

A small group course of play and exploration for everyone

Press Play is a 4 week course for anyone in the community that would like to bring a little bit of play and creativity back into their lives, as part of a commitment to mental wellbeing. In some courses, we include a little kit of materials!

This is a small group course of play and creative exploration. We add some content about how each practice can support your wellbeing, but it is not a support group program. It's for everyone and anyone in the community, from across Australia!

"Michele is an amazing teacher! I felt so lucky, like having my own little stitching circle I could join each week, from my lounge, and in my pyjamas! So cosy, supportive, and I learnt heaps. I'm now a total stitching nerd!" - Malai, Melbourne, Stitching Course Participant

Creative Prescription Facilitors

Your creative facilitator is a professional artist and takes you through four weeks to develop skills and technique in a creative practice, alongside a few tools and ways to reflect on how this practice assists in keeping our mental health strong.

Marcelo Baez

Illustration & Drawing

Emma Saunders

Dance & Movement

Helena Fox


Elana Stone

Music & singing

Narelle Happ

Plants & Gardens

Kiara Mucci


Nina Kourea

Food & Cooking

Michelle Elliot


Joshua Heath

Photography, Illustration

Mel Young

Textiles, Visual Art

Sally Ann Conwell

Visual arts, painting and illustration

Kirli Saunders

Poetry, writing, artmaking

Angie Cass

Collage Craft

Our Other Creative First Aid courses

8 weeks
Creativity on Prescription Course: explore a range of practices each week, along with a home delivered creative first-aid kit.
Lunch Break
One OFf
A one-hour-a-week creative workplace program to foster creative habits for wellbeing