About this workshop
Who can attend?
What do we draw?
Anything! Some people sometimes feel a bit anxious about what to draw or worry that they aren’t used to drawing and rarely do anything creative. You don’t have to be Vincent Van Gough to join these sessions, there are no rules with creativity, and it is just a relaxed, informal meeting to draw and chat.
In previous sessions some people have drawn how OCD makes them feel, some have joined who consider themselves to be in recovery and draw how OCD used to make them feel, and how they feel now. Some like to compare OCD to a feeling, a weather, a person, or a place – and draw that. We have also had people come along and just doodle, because that makes them feel better when they are struggling with OCD. There really are no rules! (You can use any medium you feel comfortable with, for example watercolours, paints, pencils, iPad...) For some inspiration, feel free to take a look at some of the drawings which were created in previous drawing sessions at the bottom of this page.
Do I have to show people my drawing?
What should I expect from the session?
Is this a support group?
Although we may talk about OCD, what makes us feel better when we are struggling and other various topics, this is not a support group. This workshop is to use creativity to express OCD, whilst recognising who you are aside from OCD. You are not your OCD, so it can be helpful to meet others with OCD and get to know them as people. We sometimes chat about what films we watch when we are struggling, TV series, music, and other topics.
Our online groups manager, Kirstie, runs the support groups for the charity and she delivers them brilliantly. If you would like more information on the support groups and how to sign up, please visit here.