Students relieve stress with splatter paint party
Dalhousie students host paint party to raise awareness about mental health
March 2, 2016, 4:59 pm AST Last Updated: May 24, 2016, 12:33 am AST
Wednesday was a messy time to be in Dalhousie University’s LeMarchant Mixed Use Building.
Six students hosted a Splatter Paint Party for the school’s Mental Health Awareness Week. It was a project for their program planning class.
Students were encouraged to throw paint at blank canvasses to relieve school-related stress and raise awareness about mental health.
After learning about the benefits of therapeutic art, the students originally planned on having a giant adult colouring book, but decided to go with paint splatter instead to make it more interactive.
It was a busy day, with around 50 people taking part in the first hour alone.
The finished canvasses will be donated to Dalhousie Student Health Promotion, and will be hung on the university’s campus.