The Healing Power of the Arts
Find Your Story Artist/Teacher Louise Otten
The Healing Power of the Arts
Harpist Michael Johnson and Bass Guitarist Evripides Evripidou
The Healing Power of the Arts
Writer Speaker Jill Rivers

Find Your Story in an introductory day of creativity with writing, painting and music. Relaxed sessions in the country with experienced creators and an exclusive concerts of The Harp.

Nurture your wellbeing and discover your creativity.

Find Your Story with The Healing Power of the Arts

Join us in an Art-full Living Experiences and tap into the healing power of the arts.

These exclusive days of creativity are facilitated by Arts Writer and Speaker Jill Rivers who is an experienced arts events leader and Author of the recently published book The Arts Apothecary.

She is  joined by Artist Louise Otten to find your story in painting.

Royal Botanic Gardens Resident Composer Harpist Michael Johnson with Bass Guitarist Evripides Evirpidou will play music for mindfulness to unleash your creativity.

The days are targeted to find your preferred medium and creative expression.

You will be immersed in exploring music, painting and literature with experienced creators; enjoy gourmet meals; and imbibe a deeply nurturing creative ambience.

These experiences are for enhancing your health, happiness and wellbeing.
The sessions are simple and uncomplicated, ideal for those who are new to the modalities as well as those who wish to explore their practice further.

People of all ages, body types, walks of life, professions and dispositions are welcome.

If you seek to maintain good health; incorporate relaxation for wellbeing; and purpose and be more engaged in the arts, these creative experiences in the country are ideal for you!

The cuisine will be vegetarian and non-vegetarian and wine will be served.

Pandora Ponds is a tranquil setting for an Art-full experience. Find your story and creative expression in a nurturing day in this Artist Studio in Trentham, Central Victoria

Bookings are limited to 20 guests.



* A 10% deposit is required at time of booking

* The deposit will be refunded in the event of the experience not proceeding.

Find Your Story Booking form

This empowering day is designed to enhance your wellbeing – to offset loneliness and find your purpose. Be guided through the experience by a professional writer and visual artist – accompanied by and a gifted harpist and a bass guitarist.

The day will encompass:
• Music for mindfulness sessions with Harpist and Bass Guitarist
• Find Your Story sessions in painting and literature
• Gourmet cuisine
• Expert Guest Artist leaders
• Time to gently explore your creative self and focus on your mental health and wellbeing.

The Itinerary for the weekend will follow these lines:


8.30am – 9am    Registration    Pandora Ponds, Trentham


9am – 10.15am  Welcome with Music to Wake Up To with Jill

Set Your Intention for the Program and Open To Story

10.15am – 10.30am Morning Tea

10.30am – 12pm Paint Your Story to Music with Louise

12pm – 1.15pm Lunch of local organic produce in the peaceful grounds of Pandora

Ponds (weather permitting)

1.15pm – 2.15pm Develop with Story with Jill

2.15pm – 3.15pm Continue your story in Paint with Louise

3.15pm – 3.30pm Afternoon Tea – relax by the pond

3.30pm – 4.30pm Concert for Creativity with Michael and Evripides

on harp and base guitar


4.30pm – 5.30pm Review with us all over drinks


5.30pm    Farewell until our next date

Live longer, better with arts, culture and community……………………………………..

                                                                                       Find your flow and be creative

For further information, itinerary or to discuss details of Art-full Experience Days contact Jill Rivers.
0418 389 189 or 03 5417 5882

Discover it for yourself — The Healing Power of the Arts