Tuesday, April 20, 2021 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

Adult colouring books are a popular stress reduction tool. Come and learn how to make your own! This awesome technique combines meditative brain states with personal expression, focus and play to provide you with a power tool for relaxation, stress reduction, and expressing your creativity. Absolutely ZERO artistic skills, ability or knowledge are needed. Bring your family, and your sense of playfulness and enjoy this full “play” shop! 

Sample doodle made using black paper with white and gold pensSample doodle made using black paper with white and gold pens

Instructor: Renate Donnovan works and studies at the University of Waterloo. Renate is the first Student Wellness Coordinator in the Faculty of Engineering (currently on secondment to the FoE, Dean’s Office). She has over 15 years’ experience supporting and coaching individuals in the area of wellbeing and stress management. She is also a part-time PhD candidate in the School of Public Health. For the past 10 years Renate has been an avid meditative doodler and doodling teacher. Meditative doodling is one of the primary tools she uses to manage the stresses of life, work, family, school and the global pandemic. Renate is excited about sharing one of her favourite past-times and coping tools with you. And we are grateful to Renate for volunteering to lead this workshop for staff and family members!

Supplies needed:

The minimum supplies needed are a pen and some paper. However, if you have the items listed below, you’ll have a more enjoyable experience:

  • Black ultra-fine-tip marker
  • Black chisel-tip marker
  • ruler
  • 10-12 sheets of plain paper

For your convenience, we’ve partnered with the WStore to offer a Meditative Doodling Workshop Kit at a 25% discount. For your safety, they offer contactless curbside pickup (no extra cost) or home delivery ($10 fee).

Location: Online via MS Teams; registration required

Who can attend: UW staff and any household members – suitable for kids!

To Register: Fill out this event registration form and we will invite you to an Outlook meeting with a link to the Teams event!

Cost 
Free

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