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I have decided to volunteer my time and skills to The Art Refuge Programme. In December 2012 I am going to Kathmandu to provide the art therapy treatment for Tibetan refugee children.  

Every year significant numbers of refugees leave Tibet, crossing the Himalayas into Nepal then India. Many of these are children who arrive emotionally and physically exhausted, and exhibit signs of post traumatic stress. They have undertaken a dangerous journey and often left behind their families, not knowing if they will ever be able to return. 
The Art Refuge Programme helps refugee children during their transition through Nepal and their passage into India. Beyond the obvious such as food, shelter and medicine The Art Refuge Programme provides children with a protected time and space in which they can play and make art. 

The process of art making allows for emotional of difficulties experienced during their journey, even the brutality and repression they often suffered in Tibet. For these children, whose life have been disrupted, playing and making art is an essential therapeutic activity which can help to reduce stress and establish normalcy. 

More information about Art Refuge UK you can find on 

If you are interested in helping me to raise funds for the programme you can make a purchase of a beautiful handmade felt pieces, paintings or simply make a donation! 

All donations are very welcome!



Saturday, 28thJuly OR  Monday, 30th July

Learn the ancient technique of feltmaking!
You will make your own scarf and jewellery from marino wool and silk.
No previous experience is needed, all levels welcome. 
Making handcrafts you will be transformed into a better “mental” place. You will discover new ways of  feeling rejuvenated, energized, and restored.

Gosia Lawnicki  is an accredited Art Therapist and Artist exploring handcrafts as a natural and creative method of healing with female clients.
Venue: GL Art Studio, 87 O’Connell Street, Dungarvan.
Time: 10am – 4pm
Fee: €70/ one day workshop. All materials and lunch included.
Group: only 4 places per workshop!!! Booking is essential.
Contact: Gosia 0873101157
Please notice  the whole income will help me to volunteer for Art Refuge in Nepal. In January 2013 I will provide free art therapy treatment for young Tybetan refugees in Kathmandu.


The exhibition features work by students from GL Art Studio in Dungarvan and participants of the art therapy workshop. SUMMER CELEBRATION aims to promote awareness, understanding and appreciation of  the work of  amateur  artists who are disabled. 

Art Therapy Group Enrolling Now!

   Feeling Stuck? Depressed? Ready to Grow?
   No Art Experience Necessary! Express Yourself


STARTS on Thursday, 7th June @ 11 am
GL Art Studio, 87 O'Connell St., Dungarvan  

The art therapy open studio group for people with stress, anxiety, low self-esteem or depression.  This may have involved grief, unemployment, social isolation, stress or financial pressures.
In a supportive and non-judgmental group you can:

·        Find new ways to express yourself
·        Tap into your creativity
·        Rebuild your self-esteem
·        Practice ways to care for yourself and manage stress
·        Learn to use obstacles as building blocks

Cost:  €10/ session (2hrs)

Call Gosia to book a free 30 minute pre-group session to find out more and see if it is a good match for you: 087 310 1157

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I provide individual and group art therapy for clients wishing to explore their emotional issues. I work also with organisations offering art therapy sessions and workshops.
Reasons for attending, desired goals and duration of therapy are discussed between the client and the therapist at the beginning of the therapy, and reviewed regularly.
When I am working with a child or adolescent I will initially meet with parents or guardians in order to provide the best care for the child.