The original idea for the workshops was developed from an
experience I had while on a personal growth course in 1999.
During a guided meditation, I visited a time in my childhood
where I made something for the pure enjoyment of making it.
||I opened my eyes and the room was filled with recycled
art materials of every shape and form, large sheets
of paper and collage materials lay in piles on the floor,
paints, pastels, crayons, glue, scissors and every other
kind of art material imaginable filled the space. I
started to explore these materials with a sense of creative
freedom I haven’t experienced since I was a child.
I realised that I wanted to find a way to help children
preserve a sense of creative freedom so they could bring
this into their adult lives.
I decided to develop a series of creative workshops
that would help children develop a strong sense of self
and a belief in their unique talents and abilities.
I worked as a childcare professional for three years
before completing a Graduate Diploma in Expressive Therapy
at the University of Western Sydney. I am currently
completing a master’s degree at the Melbourne
Institute of Experiential and Creative Arts Therapy.
I enrolled in a Certificate in Small Business Management through
the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme in January 2005. Bright
commenced in July 2006 and has been growing
steadily ever since.