In Singapore, The Red Pencil has operated arts therapy clinical sessions since its inception. These programmes are designed to allow beneficiaries to engage in a minimum of 8 arts therapy sessions (extendable upon recommendation of the arts therapist), whether individually or in groups.
We work with schools, foster homes, family service centres, health-related associations so therefore can help beneficiaries of any background and all ages and socio-economic backgrounds, even though our focus is primarily with low-income families.
Our new centre at Redhill now offers on-site clinical sessions such “Courage" and “Budding Captain". Find out more about these programmes here.
COMMUNITY AND AWARENESS EVENTS
The Red Pencil promotes arts as a way of self-care and mental wellness. Our presence at museums, schools, art fairs, and community service events are aimed at promoting arts and wellbeing, and reaching out to the local community.
At art fairs we invite visitors to our booth and allow them to paint on canvases in order to express themselves, have fun and experience the positive effects of art psychology.
Participants can experience the power and benefits of art therapy in a workshop of 1.5 to 2 hours. Individuals, no matter who they are or what stage in life they are at, can work towards healing and empowerment through art.
Participants can try hands-on activities as a group, helping them feel regenerated when they leave.
Our new centre at Redhill now offers on-site clinical sessions such “ReBound" and “Our Tapestry". Find out more about these programmes here.
CORPORATE ARTS THERAPY
At The Red Pencil, we offer Corporate Arts Therapy that will be of value to the wellbeing of both the employees and the organisation.
Taking care of employees’ wellness not only helps reduce work-related stress and absenteeism, but also boosts workplace productivity.
To find out more about this programme, click here.
In light of COVID-19, we have developed online art therapy programmes to ensure that vulnerable individuals continue to receive the mental health and psychosocial support that they need during these stressful times. One of such initiatives are our online art therapy experiential workshops which we hope will bring positivity and promote resilience in the local community.
Click here for an overview of our online art therapy experiential workshops.
ART THERAPY PROJECTS
This initiative on art therapy social action projects is to facilitate social change by engaging groups in the context of group art therapy. The goal is to empower the groups to build connections and create their narratives of their own community through visual means and be an agent of change to raise social awareness and reflections on the unique community experiences.