ART for WELLNESS

Creativity and art-making is a vehicle for wellness. As human beings we sometimes find ourselves disconnected – from our own selves, our bodies or our friends and family. And we don’t always know why. If we know, we might not know how to put words to what we are feeling or why we are feeling that way. At other times we just don’t know what’s next or where we are going. Emotional healing and personal development are supported by connecting to what is unconscious in us. Using art and creativity we can find some of those connections and make meaning, even when we can’t put words to it. 

Art for Wellness initiatives are mostly visual-arts based including mark-making, drawing, painting, collage, mixed media, photography, image altering, and digital manipulation. Drumming, creative movement, puppetry and drama can also be included.

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Expressive Arts Open Studio – ONLINE

The Soul Images Open Studio Event is an Arts-for-Wellness initiative. Art-making in itself is seen as therapeutic. There is healing in creating, and more so in trying and failing, experimenting and succeeding alongside one-another.  

When pursuing creative endeavours, we are often focused on the product, and there is merit in creating something beautiful. However there is also merit in creating for the sake of creating, or creating with the intention of expressing oneself, processing feelings or events, or gaining a greater understanding of oneself. 

Open studio sessions are about creating and reflecting individually but alongside one another. Sessions are facilitated by the arts therapist and include prompts for art-making and reflection, sharing and witnessing (You will choose if, what and how much to share).

Online Open Studio sessions are 1.5 hours and facilitated via Zoom. Participants need to provide their own art materials and have access to a computer or device with audio and video.

Art for Wellness for Professionals

Team Building. Self-Care. Promoting Wellness. Using Art in your Profession.

Other Arts for Wellness Initiatives

Group work for communities and events to promote wellness. Children, families, or other communities.

Please contact me for more information.

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