Garden of Dreams
Sigmund Freud’s garden in the glorious sunshine was the perfect setting for our 'Egyptian Dreambook' themed workshop, exploring the unconscious.
Participants in our workshop were invited to explore their innermost thoughts by translating the contents of their dreams into their own dream book using an array of art materials.
The books produced took many shapes and forms other than a regular book – horizontal, vertical, concertinaed and even shaped from clay.
The 'royal road to the unconscious'
Freud considered dreams to be the “royal road to the unconscious”. Dreams perform important functions for the unconscious mind and serve as valuable clues to how the unconscious mind operates.
Facilitated by Art therapist, Melanie Stevenson, the workshop took place in the garden of the Freud Museum in Hampstead.
The theme was based on Egyptian Dream Books, to coincide with the museum’s current exhibition Between Oedipus and the Sphinx: Freud and Egypt.
Melanie was assisted by Board Member, Jacqui Temple and Art Therapist Irene Whitehead.
Look out for details of Art Therapy4all's next workshop coming up soon.