Keeping in touch with touch: art psychotherapy and the Grant Museum of Zoology

13 May 2021–01 July 2021, 10:30 am–12:00 pm

Bars of oillpaint

Get creative and support your mental health and wellbeing with materials and objects from the collection, guided by an Art Psychotherapist.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

UCL students






Helen Jury

The ‘Keeping in Touch with Touch!’ Art Psychotherapy group with the Grant Museum of Zoology is due to take place on Thursday mornings from 10.30 until 12.00 noon facilitated by Helen Jury, an Art Psychotherapist and in later sessions we will be joined by Tannis Davidson, Curator at the Grant Museum of Zoology.

This artmaking is not about creating a masterpiece, but much more about using both making and creativity to explore any issues that have come up for you, symbolically, metaphorically, and for expressing yourself.

There are 7 sessions going forwards and it would be really helpful if you can attend all of the sessions so that you get the full benefit of working together as a group. You may also attend if you are only able to attend one session, depending on capacity. 

Unfortunately, due to government guidelines, the Grant Museum cannot do face-to-face work until Mid-May. We will therefore meet online for the first 4 sessions, and physically in the museum for the last 4. This will give us the opportunity to work together online with images from the collection and for you to think about issues that feel important for you to discuss.  

In the online work, we will be working with any materials that you have at home to do creative artwork. The materials can be anything from a biro and a notebook, through to clay, textiles, paints, sticky notes…. You name it - anything that allows you to express yourself.

To find out more and sign up, contact Helen.