At MAKE, we believe that everybody is an artist. Art is a powerful tool that helps us to understand and express ourselves better in a way that is not always possible through words. MAKE helps you navigate your feelings and make sense of the world through art and guided reflection. With every box you receive, we learn more about you and personalise your boxes further, tailoring the experience to your personality and interests. Through time and with Machine Learning we will be able to help you uncover undiscovered skills.
Why this particular box?
Based on the results of your pre-assessment, you fit in the category below explained.
The materials contained in your MAKER BOX fall into the PERCEPTIVE / AFFECTIVE category. They are made to help you identify and express inner emotions that can be hidden, abstract or difficult to describe and understand.
These boxes aim to support the user in identifying and expressing their inner emotions. The materials in these boxes inspire awareness of form, line, colour, limits, boundaries and other structural qualities of the art image that can, in turn, support the individual in understanding how their emotions are structured. These boxes involve more sophisticated information processes by involving the brain's limbic system (that is responsible for emotions). These boxes can support users in regulating their emotions by creating a schematic representation of their emotion through colour line and form that can help manage complex and overwhelming feelings.
The three subcategories of boxes under this category are:
- The level of control the user has over the art materials
- The level of expression the user has over the art materials
- The creative process the user has over the art materials
What is inside your MAKER box?
- 1 tool
- 1 surface to express your thoughts
- some paints or inks
- A treat from MAKE! Inside your box, you will find a collectible emotion card. Collect it to get back at it or use it as inspiration for your artwork. You decide.
You can get (almost) any colour by mixing your paints. Here is a colour wheel to guide you.
Let's get started!
This is your experience. We provide a structure and guidance but you can always get creative and change the order! We divided the experience into three different audios. The whole experience will take a minimum of 20 minutes and it can take as long as you want.
Between each audio, you have a chance to paint or you can do so while listening to the audio. You can paint by building on each previous painting and the final piece will be a combination of all the different ideas that you came across during the 3 audios (basically what some artists and musicians call a Gesamtkunstwerk or a “Total Work of Art”)
When you’re ready, start the first audio.
Feel like your painting is ready?
Please hit this link to record your process and self-reflect on the activity. Self-reflection is fundamental for building on your experiences. It might be weird at first, but through time you will do it more naturally.
We would love to see your creation. Tag @make.wellbeing on Instagram with the hashtag #beamaker