As a visual artist from the age of six, I observed many benefits of creative expression in a quiet place in nature for myself and others. With the combination of training in art therapy and meditation, as a teacher, I was inspired and saw the need to evolve & teach meditation, visualisation and art processes.
After extensive trialling these lessons with hundreds of students from a range of diverse backgrounds and abilities, many children transformed into their creative loving hearts. Mindful Creative Hearts was ignited – we wish to share this gift to transform many more lives.
MEET THE FOUNDER
Julie Tucker is a qualified High School Physical Education teacher & Primary teacher for over 15 years and an Art Therapist for 6 years. Julie is also an accomplished book author and visual artist.
Julie has accumulated a wealth of teaching and interpersonal experience with children from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds, socioeconomic backgrounds, including students identified as having had exhibited traits across a range of spectrums including Autism, ADHD and children gifted and talented children.
Journeys and Evolution
Through her teaching and personal creative experiences, Julie has evolved a series of mindful/meditation, visualisations and art processes for children. Julie has practised and refined these lessons for the past 3 years with students in schools and workshops in Queenstown, New Zealand and throughout Sydney & Byron Bay Australia.
Julie has studied principles and practices of mindfulness and meditation in India, New Zealand and Australia for the past 10 years. Julie wishes to share this gift of life tools and lessons for your classes and children.
What Parents and Principals are saying!
"Julie you are simply amazing-such an inspiration!!
From the moment I discovered your program I knew straight away that it was like no other. This program was 'alive' and had a positive vibe.
It is a brilliant blend of explicit mindfulness instruction and creative art. The very first lesson was "We Are All One Love" and we did this with a Kindergarten class at my school.
I was impressed with the students' responses. Not only did the kindies enjoy the process, there was also a sense of calm, kindness and gratitude as we worked through the exercises.
Your program holds a special place in my heart. It is obviously created with love, wisdom, kindness, compassion and gratitude. It ticks so many boxes! My students of all ages have loved your program.
Inspiring, uplifting - THANK YOU!!"
"My kids and I loved our meditation and art time together. Jules has kept her book simple, yet it’s so effective.
"Jules is a beautiful and creative soul that brings out the best in everyone and
this amazing program & book she has created is destined to bring more love and light
into the world!"